A Peek into Google’s Data Centers

Google is normally very secretive about its data centers. They recently posted a new video on its enterprise blog that gives a glimpse into the inner workings of its facilities. The video emphasizes security and environmental best practices.

Google Data Centers
Some highlights from the video:

  • Google builds its own customer servers.
  • Google uses its own custom, stripped down version of Linux. It uses only a minimum set of packages.
  • The facilities are hyper secure – vehicles can’t enter without authorization, and iris scanners are used at some locations.
  • Google rigorously tracks all hard drives that come into the facility.


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