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Google is investing further into its cloud computing data center in central Taiwan in a bid to cash in on Asia’s fast-growing Internet communications market according to local reports.

Google has said construction on phase III of its cloud computing data center in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, Taiwan, could begin as early as next year, and this phase could cost US$100m, according to reports in Focus Taiwan, and the Economic Daily Times.

So far the Internet giant has injected $600m into the 15 hectare central Taiwan facility. Phase I of the data center was completed at the end of 2013  and phase II is expected by the end of this year. Phase III could bring another eight hectares into use.

APAC expansion
The Taiwan data center is one of three planned facilities under Google’s Asian expansion which it announced in 2011. The two other data centers constructed under the project are located in Hong Kong and Singapore and both came online last year.

Google has already started to work on the phase III expansion by preparing satellites and submarine cables to support the facility. Google said the facility boasts ‘innovative technologies’ that will cut energy consumption by 50 percent, making it the company's most energy-efficient cloud data facility to date.

European expansion
Google also recently announced its plans to invest $773m over a four year period to expand its operations in Europe.

A data center will be built under the investment in the port town of the port of Eemshaven, in the Dutch province of Groningen.

The data center will be built on an area which has been reported as either 44 or 70 hectares. The construction is expected to start in 2016 and will be operational by 2017.