Inside a Google data center

April 20, 2009

Google provided a look inside its data center operations at the [recent] Google Data Center Efficiency Summit. The presentations included a video tour of a Google data center, which showcased the company's use of shipping containers to store servers and storage. Each of these 40-foot data center containers can house up to 1,160 servers, and Google has been using them since it began building its own facilities in 2005.

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