Spain: Government of Galicia plans data center outside Santiago, Spain

Nov 11, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The Regional Government of Galicia has plans to build a new data center in the Galicia region of Spain. According to reports, the planned facility will double Galicia's digital capacity. The government first announced a data center called Gaiás Integral Data Processing Center in 2011. The facility has 608 square meters of space, and it provides services to the 600 health centers, 3,000 regional administration centers, 1,500 pharmacy offices, and 300 judicial entities in the Galician community. 

The Gaiás Integral Data Processing Center facility has been in operation since 2012, and it was upgraded to 4,500 servers from 3,300 servers in 2019. The Agency for Technological Modernization invested €2.5 million ($2.9m) for the 2019 upgrade. The new 107,600 square feet (10,000 square meters) facility will be sited in the A Sionlla business park. The government revealed that it plans to put out a tender soon. It also wants the project completed between 2022 and 2024. It says the project's budget is €19.2 million ($22.2m), which also includes the purchase of the land.

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