The Xunta de Galicia (the Regional Government of Galicia) is to build a new data center in the Galicia region of Spain.

The new facility will reportedly “double the capacities of the digital heart of Galicia."

The Xunta first announced a government data center – known as the Gaiás Integral Data Processing Center (CPDI) – in 2011. The 608 sqm data processing center provides services to the 3,000 regional administration centers, the 600 health centers, the 300 judicial entities, and 1,500 pharmacy offices in the Galician community.

Operating since 2012 the facility was upgraded from 3,300 servers to around 4,500 in 2019. The Agency for Technological Modernization (Amtega) made an investment of €2.5 million ($2.9m) in the 2019 upgrade.

The new 10,000 sqm (107,600 sq ft) facility will be located in the A Sionlla business park, to the east of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña.

The Xunta said it is aiming to put a tender out soon, with construction aiming to be completed between 2022 and 2024. The project has a budget of €19.2 million ($22.2m), including the purchase of the land, with part of it coming from Next Generation EU funds.

A version of this story appeared on our Spanish edition.

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