Sunday 21 December 2014

Inside Google's data centres

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Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center. The unprecedented peek is being provided through a new website, Where the internet Lives
A Google technician working on some of the computers in the Dalles, Oregon, data center.
A rare look behind the server aisle. Here hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the server racks into a cooling unit to be recirculated. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers
A Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa
The data center in Hamina, Finland
Colorful water pipes in the Oregon data center
Servers in Mayes County, Oklahoma
More colorful pipes. Also pictured is a G-Bike, the vehicle of choice for team members to get around outside data centers.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Plastic curtains hang in a network room inside the Council Bluffs data center
Water pipes in Hamina, Finland
Server floors in the Hamina, Finland data centre
An overhead view of one of our cooling plants, where seawater from the Gulf of Finland entirely cools the data center there
Blue LEDs on this row of servers means everything is running smoothly. Google say they use LEDs because they are energy efficient, long lasting and bright. Douglas County, Georgia
As part of Google's commitment to keeping users' data safe, the company destroy all failed drives, on site
Colourful cable at the Dalles, Oregon data centre
A control station monitors the building and power at the Mayes County data centre
In Lenoir, North Carolina, a worker preps a cart to repair servers
Burning some wire in a fabrication area at the Lenoir center
A worker does a visual inspection of the water pipes running below the floor in Douglas County

Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center. The unprecedented peek is being provided through a new website, Where the internet Lives

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