Google to pump $2bn on data centre in Poland – report

Warsaw, Poland

The paper said that the Warsaw Google Cloud region will be set up in the capital as a technical and programming infrastructure hub for Central and Eastern Europe.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is set to invest up to $2 billion in a data centre to support cloud services in Poland, according to a report by daily Puls Biznesu.

Google Cloud recently announced that it is forming a strategic partnership with Poland’s Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP) to help Polish businesses to take advantage of cloud.

News of the investment follows the announcement Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) made in May when it revealed its plan to invest $1 billion to accelerate innovation and digital transformation in the “Polish Digital Valley”.

Foundational to this plan is the opening of a new Microsoft data centre region in Poland as part of its global-scale cloud to provide the country’s ecosystem of enterprises.

Poland’s deputy prime minister Jadwiga Emilewicz told the paper she estimated Google could invest $1.5 billion to $2 billion in the project.

Head of Google Cloud business development for Poland and CEE Magdalena Dziewguc told Puls Biznesu, “The Google Cloud region in Warsaw is the largest investment of this type on the infrastructure market in Poland.

This will reportedly be Google’s largest ever investment in Poland.

The company’s region in Poland will have three zones to protect against service disruptions, and will launch with the company’s portfolio of key products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.

Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai visited Warsaw where he announced Google’s commitment of $20m for digital skills programs across the CEE region.

On top of the recently announced region in Warsaw, the Alphabet cloud arm has announced it will be launching additional cloud regions in Delhi (India), Doha (Qatar), Melbourne (Australia) and Toronto (Canada).