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Google To Open $773 Million Netherlands Data Center

A new data center in the Netherlands will cost Google 600 million euros, or about $773 million), the company announced Tuesday. The center, set to open in 2016 and become fully operational by 2017, will employ 150 people in a variety of jobs, including IT, engineering, and security. The center will be "free-cooled" to take advantage of natural assets like cool air and grey water to keep servers cool. Google said its data centers use 50% less energy than a typical data center. The intention is to run the new facility on renewable energy.

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