Asia Bizz: Popular search engine giant Google Inc. will soon have a data centre in Taiwan. The new data centre in Taiwan will be the third in Asia, after Hong Kong and Singapore.

Google came up with the idea of a new Data centre to meet the growing online needs across the region, the company said on April 3, 2012. The search engine giant will build three data centres and will be investing a total of $700 million.

The new data centres will provide users with faster, as well as more reliable online access to the various Google products. Google recently broke the ground at the western country of Changhua.

Daniel Alegre, the Asia Pacific president of Google at the ground breaking ceremony said that the company intended to help meet the great potential of the internet use in the continent. Alegre added that more internet users are coming online everyday than anywhere else in the world. The president of Google Asia-Pacific added that people in the continent are looking for entertainment, information, business opportunities and better ways to connect with family and friends.

Google already has six data centres in the US and two in Europe. The data centres are facilities where there are thousands of computers that store and serve plenty of information.