Have you ever wondered where all the data goes when you perform a search on Google?
Well, in Google’s world it’s a very colourful operation, with a maze of colourful cables and pipes bursting into action processing your searches, showing your YouTube videos and sending out millions of Google+ and blog posts, such as this one, to millions.
|Inside the Google campus network room, routers and switches allow data centres to talk to each other at speeds more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection.|
These colourful pipes carry water in and out of Google’s Oregon data centre.
These cables are organized by their specific hue, making things less technical
Thousands of feet of pipe line the inside of Google’s data centres. Painted bright colours to designate which one is which, as well as looking fun,
These colourful pipes send and receive water for cooling the facility.
The vehicle of choice for team members is the G-Bike for getting around their vast data centres.
Virtual tours of their sites are also available through Street View.
Visit the company’s website featuring photos from the firm’s eight data centres in the US, Finland and Belgium. www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/