18 Oct 2012

Take a Look Inside Google’s Data Centers

As part of an effort to build appreciation for how it actually runs online services like search, Google is showing off its massive computing resources.

Google only rarely gives outsiders a look at its data centers, but today it's trying to make up for lost time with a large online photo gallery and Street View tour of the computing hardware.

The company launched a new site, "Where the Internet Lives" with a lot of eye candy for people who enjoy racks of computer gear, raised-floor ventilation systems, multicolored cables, and massive air-conditioning chillers. Urs Hoelzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure, announced the site in a blog post today.

Here are some of the best shots I collected while roaming through Google's various data centers.

Google data centers use color-coded pipes to indicate what they are used for. The cycle is a mode of transport within the building.

The Matrix feeling, anyone? 

A Google center is incomplete without an Android model!

And Star Troopers!!!

All damaged hard-disks are destroyed within the center.
There is no denying that the data centers look extremely beau-ti-ful. Check them out for yourself and you may find something really beautiful.

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