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Google Amasses More Property in Sunnyvale

According to Santa Clara County records, Google has acquired yet another property in Sunnyvale. The new 16-acre parcel is in northern Sunnyvale on a block bounded by East Java Drive, Geneva Drive, East Caribbean Avenue Drive and Crossman Avenue. Google paid $95.6 million for the property that had been owned by NetApp, a cloud data services and data management company that’s based at 1395 Crossman Ave. in Sunnyvale.

The 16-acre parcel was part of 30-acre block, of which NetApp still owns the remaining 14 acres and is nearby other properties owned by Google and NetApp. Since 2011, Google has spent billions on acquiring new properties in Sunnyvale, either through purchase or lease of office space. Google’s headquarters is located at the Googleplex campus at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View. However, it also has the Google TC3 and Google Cloud corporate offices in Sunnyvale, among numerous other offices around the country.

Google has another proposed Sunnyvale campus in the planning pipeline. The project would supply two new five-story office buildings totaling over one million square feet, and would require the demolition of existing office and manufacturing buildings on a 40.5-acre site located at 100 and 200 Caribbean Drive. A draft Environmental Impact Report for the project is expected to be released in mid to late October.

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Last year, NetApp was recognized by Google Cloud as the 2018 Technology Partner of the Year for Infrastructure in an ongoing partnership between the two companies.

“We are honored to be recognized by Google Cloud as the 2018 Technology Partner of the Year for Infrastructure,” Anthony Lye, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Data Services, NetApp had said. “It has been an incredible experience to work so closely with the Google Cloud team. The combination of NetApp’s leading cloud data services with Google Cloud’s leadership in application development, analytics, and machine learning fuels business growth by delivering data-rich customer experiences through new application deployments in the cloud.”

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