Google buys land in Gromstul

  The large patch of forest in Telemark will be used for future data center M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Google, the internet-related services and products company, announced in early August that it had bought a patch of forest at Gromstul, an abandoned seter (summer dairy farm) just north of the city of Skien in Telemark County. The long-range purpose of the purchase is that Gromstul is a viable site for building a data center comprising a group of buildings housing computer systems and telecommunications facilities. The data center planned at Gromstul is intended to handle international data traffic. So it is intended to be very large, or hyperscale in cyber lingo. Hence the need for land; in metric units, the size of the Gromstul site is 194
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M. Michael Brady

M. Michael Brady was born, raised, and educated as a scientist in the United States. After relocating to the Oslo area, he turned to writing and translating. In Norway, he is now classified as a bilingual dual national.

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