Google will invest up to USD two billion in a data centre in Poland to deal with cloud services, the “Puls Biznesu” daily reported on Wednesday.
News of the investment follows an announcement by Microsoft in May that it will invest USD one billion in a Polish data centre, as the largest economy in the EU’s eastern wing tries to position itself as a regional technology hub.
“Region Google Cloud in Warsaw is the biggest investment in the infrastructure of this type in Poland,” Magdalena Dziewguc, Google Cloud’s business development director in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, was quoted as saying by the daily.
“We are getting ready for it to be operational at the beginning of 2021,” she added.
“The area of the cloud will consist of three access areas, each of them has its own technical and software infrastructure,” a representative of Google said.
Jadwiga Emilewicz, Poland’s deputy PM and the Development Minister estimated that Google could invest USD 1.5 – 2 bn in the project.