The existence of The Technology Park had put Málaga in the focus of the IT sector on an international scale. A city that was traditionally known for its tourism is now getting attention from the tech giant, Google itself.
The company is planning to invest more than 650 million dollars until 2025.
Málaga is to become the first city in Spain to have Google’s Cloud and the centre of excellence for cybersecurity. This will certainly accelerate the digital transition in Spain showing that knowledge can be transferred across continents. The technology giant will have 2,500m2 of space to relocate more than 40 engineers that make up the Virustotal team who are currently based at the University of Málaga.
There will also be open spaces for the public and businesses, where “training, talks, workshops and mentoring on cybersecurity” will be given, according to company sources. If you’d like to read more about the Technology Park in Málaa, we wrote an article about a while ago – Málaga – Spanish Silicon Valley.
Google and Málaga – how it’s all started
“The choice of Malaga to host this new Google hub is not by chance,” they say. “This region has great talent.”
Google began its association with the city of Málaga in 2012 when it acquired the company VirusTotal, founded by Bernardo Quintero, who has since become one of the top managers of Google’s cybersecurity division worldwide.
The Grace Hopper connecting the US, the UK & Spain
In collaboration with Telefónica, Google will be installing the first private submarine cable to connect Spain with the US and the UK.
It will provide better resilience for the network that underpins Google’s consumer and enterprise products. The Grace Hopper cable will be one of the first new cables to connect the US and UK since 2003, increasing capacity on this busy global crossroads and powering Google services like Meet, Gmail and Google Cloud. This cable is named after a computer science pioneer, Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906–1992) who was best known for her work on one of the first linkers (compilers), which was critical in the development of the COBOL programming language.
Málaga with the fastest internet connection
Undoubtedly, the world looks very different from the way it did just a year ago. However, the trend of a healthier work-life balance and flexible working hours has been present much earlier than that.
It might be a good moment to consider running our business remotely and shifting to working from home full time, even after the pandemic is over.
All we need is a good internet connection.
In the recent studies conducted by Savills, Marbella has one of the highest broadband speed connections in the world. You can read more about it in the article we wrote a couple of weeks ago – Málaga in Forbes
Parque Tecnologico in Málaga is located an hour drive from our development. You can take the AP-7 highway and ride along the coast, or the A-355 that takes you through the spectacular mountain ranges of Ojén. Either way, its scenery is certainly worth the ride.
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