Thursday, October 18, 2012

Google insides

Although Google shares dropped drastically today, there was a bunch of news releases yesterday (that I saw today) about the operation of Google's data centers.

For years, we've known that Google runs 10's of thousands or servers, but this is the first time the media has been allowed inside one of their data centers and allowed to video some of the special things in there.

The first report and video I saw came from Wired -

Then linkedin posted an accompanying Wired article -

Then I found a CBS TV piece -;flexGridModule

Fascinating stuff, if you're even remotely interested in how massive the Google's slice of the 'net is and how much it takes to give us a snappy answer to our everyday Google searches, take a look.  Or even better, take a virtual walk yourself using Google's own street view -

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