There were reports early last year that Google was planning on setting up a data center in Australia. However, the bad economy had meant the Mountain View based company had to shelf the plans for the moment.
However, it appears that the company is still contemplating the move. According to ZDNet Australia, Deepak Ramanathan, the head of Google’s enterprise marketing arm in Asia Pacific had indicated that the company was still in discussions over the issue. Quoting Ramanathan, ZDNet writes
“For us to say this is the right path is difficult,” he said, saying the search giant was not ruling out an Australian datacentre for services like Gmail, and that discussions were ongoing.
Google has been expanding its reach among the Australian enterprises and many companies have expressed a need to host sensitive data within the country’s datacenters. This is noted to be the primary reason behind Google’s interest in setting up a local datacenter. Not much information is known about the move, which we will update as and when it happens.[via ZDNet Australia]