Jaw-Dropping: Google Lets Us Peer Into its Datacenters

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  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Interested in being blown away? Good, Google's got you covered. The company has just launched a new website that let's us peer into its various datacenters, and as you might imagine, some of them are a sight to behold. Seriously - I was left speechless with a few pictures as the scale and intensity is simply hard to fathom. These datacenters are massive, complex, and have aesthetics perfectly-suited for the geek.

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    Read the rest of our post and then discuss it here!
     
  2. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Tech Monkey

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    Oh google.... Y u so ridiculous?
     
  3. Optix

    Optix Basket Chassis Staff Member

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    Thanks for this, Rob. I would have completely missed it.

    My jaw hit the floor looking at the backup infrastructure. I know that the one that we use at Q9 in Ontario is pretty beefy, but this is beyond anything they have.
     
  4. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I agree all-around. I normally don't use tech-stuff as a desktop wallpaper, but some of these were too good to ignore, haha. Seriously, some of them look like they were pulled from a Hollywood movie.
     
  5. Glider

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    A friend of mine works at Google Belgium as a techy... He has some fun stories ;-)
     
  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I can only imagine!

    Also, I'd have to imagine that your basement looks much like the OP picture, Glider ;-)
     
  7. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas Senior Editor

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    Some of these pictures have been tweaked in a rather substantial way... for example, shot 15 is mirrored horizontally...there are a few that are like that...

    Google, y u photoshop so bad?!
     
  8. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

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    The one where they mirrored the line of server racks could be something as simple as the racks being opposite a wall. I can't blame them for not wanting to show a wall or possibly the tangled wires from the rear of an adjacent line of servers. It's PR shots, might as well make it purdy.
     

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