Google is expanding its data warehouse in Alaska, opening a new data center in Anchorage, which is about half the size of the company’s current data center.
The company said the new facility, called Garland, will be the largest data center outside of the United States, with about 100 million square feet of space and an average capacity of about 500 megabytes per second.
Garland’s opening comes at a time when Google has been struggling to fill its data warehouses in other locations, including its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Google recently closed a facility in Vancouver, Canada, and the company recently announced that it would not expand its data center there beyond its current capacity of 2.5 million square meters.
Google has not announced an exact location for Garland yet.
It is expected to open the new data facility in 2018, said a company statement.
Google’s data warehouse at Garland is about two and a half times the size and area of its current data centers in Mountain and California.