Google has just announced the opening of its new data center located in Jurong, Singapore, its third data center facility in the country.

Google’s first Singapore data center was launched in 2011, the second followed in 2015, and with the addition of the latest data center facility in Jurong, the company announced that its data centers now represent a long-term investment of US$850 million in Singapore.

“Singapore is a regional hub for our network of data centers, cloud regions and subsea cables, which connect the country to the rest of the region and the world, give people access to fast internet and help businesses transform,” said Ben King, Managing Director, Google Singapore.

“Throughout its history, Singapore has been a global hub where trade, technology and ideas can thrive. Establishing a presence here was a natural choice for a company created to bring the benefits of technology to as many people as possible, all around the world.”

Alongside the opening, the company celebrated its Singapore’s presence 15th anniversary, and cloud region’s 5th anniversary, all hosted in the “Google for Singapore” event which was attended by dignitaries including Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, and other government and industry leaders.

In line with further commitments, Google announced that its cloud arm will partner with the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group to create AI solutions as well as help deepen AI capabilities in public service and shape AI governance and ethics.

About 2 weeks ago, Google Cloud announced that it plans to open 3 new Cloud Regions in Malaysia, Thailand, and New Zealand, expected to serve enterprises across industries, startups, and public sector organizations across Asia Pacific.

In June, Google Cloud also announced the opening of a new region in Dallas, Texas, bringing its second region to the central United States. This region also marked the eleventh Google Cloud region in North America, providing access to Google Cloud’s set of products, including Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, and Cloud Identity.