Image by TheDigitel From the October 2008 opening.
Updates are at the bottom:
It wasn't long after Google opened a Charleston-area data facility in rural Berkeley County that the recession took firm hold.
Google then pulled back on construction plans here and across the country -- it was anyone's guess as to how long it would take for the company to fill up its first local data center building, much less need a planned second one.
Turns out the answer was two years.
The company has announced that construction will resume on the 500-acre site next year.
Oh and for all you data center pros, they're hiring locally and are looking for a Data Center Environmental and Safety Technician, a Data Center Facilities Manager, and a Hardware Operations Manager; details here.
Update January 18: Google announced today that construction on third data center in Berkeley County will soon be underway. The project is going to be a reported $600 million undertaking.
With the new data center will come additional jobs as well. The company already employs around 150 people between its two data centers.