SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Facebook first data center in Asia is set to cost them a whooping $1 billion. Facebook revealed this on Thursday. And according to Facebook, the data center in Singapore is slated to open in 2022.
Facebook’s facility will be located in the west of the island, near where Google is expanding its Singapore data centers in an $850 million investment as mobile growth, e-commerce and cloud computing demand rise across the region.
Thomas Furlong, who is Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure data centers, said at a press conference with local authorities in Singapore that “This will be our first data center in Asia.”
“Singapore… provides great infrastructure, talent pool and workforce and a great set of partners.”
In a statement, Facebook said the 170,000 square meter facility represents an investment of more than S$1.4 billion ($1 billion) and will support hundreds of jobs.
Facebook first data center in Asia seems to be an all general good to Singapore.