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Google puts 569 million in Finnish data center, in preparation for Stages

Google opens a new data center in the Finnish place of Hamina, reports Reuters Tuesday. The techbedrijf invests 672 million (569 million euros) in the complex.

It is the second data center that Google is in the Finnish city opens. In 2009, Google also already has a large data center in the city.

Google announced earlier this year a new gaming platform, called Stages. It uses the infrastructure of Google, to games directly to any device able to stream. This requires a lot of computing power and, therefore, will Google in the near future, more capacity is needed.

In Europe, Google has a number of data centers, including in the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland.

See also:
First impression: Google Stages shows ingenuity, game selection remains a question mark

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