As part of its plan to invest $13 billion in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US this year, Google has announced a fresh investment of $600 million to expand its data centre in Pryor, a city in Oklahoma.
The Pryor site is an important part of the company’s global network of data centers, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on Thursday.
This network is what powers Google searches, email, all of the photos they store and treasure, and the maps that help people find their way home.
This new investment takes Google’s total investment in Oklahoma to over $3 billion.
“Pryor is already home to one of Google’s largest data centers in the country. I am pleased to announce that we will be investing another $600 million to expand the data center here and create an additional 100 jobs for the Pryor community,” Pichai said.