I guess I’ve never given any thought before this to just how big Google really is, I don’t mean as an online presence but rather the physical size of their buildings set up to store data and handle traffic from the myriad Google apps. But Google have now made it possible to explore a Google data center from the comfort of your own home, office or wherever.
You view one of their data centres in this video provided through a new updated Data Centres website that features photos from inside some of the eight data centres Google already has running in the US, Finland and Belgium. Google is also building data centres in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Chile.
Apart from this video, if you’re really into this type of voyeurism, you can travel around the data centers using Google maps streetview, how cool is that!!
The photographic access to Google’s data centres coincides with the publication of a Wired magazine article about how the company builds and operates them.