Google to invest up to $2bn in Poland

The money will be spent on building cloud support hub

Google will invest as much as $2bn to build a data centre in Poland, which will deal with cloud services, the Puls Biznesu daily said on Wednesday. News of the investment follows an announcement by Microsoft in May that it will also invest $1bn in a seperate Polish data centre, as the largest economy in the European Union’s eastern wing tries to position itself as a regional technology hub.

The planned infrastructure and software hub Warsaw Google Cloud region will be set up in the capital as a technical and programming infrastructure hub for Central and Eastern Europe.

“Region Google Cloud in Warsaw is the biggest investment in infrastructure of this type in Poland,” the paper quoted Magdalena Dziewguc, Google Cloud’s business development director in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, as saying.

“We are getting ready for it to be operational at the beginning of 2021,” she added.

Jadwiga Emilewicz, Poland’s deputy prime minister, told the paper she estimated Google could invest $1.5bn to $2bn in the project. Puls Biznesu adds that it will be Google's largest investment ever in Poland.

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