Most of us use it every single day for one reason or another. Whether it’s searching for inspiring images or it's a part of our pursuit for the best priced and most highly reviewed camera equipment, Google has changed the way we access information and will shape the future of education by streamlining the search for data - but where is all of this data kept?
We’re all familiar with the interior of a library; hallways and partitions full of books that contain the information we're after, all organized systematically for us to borrow and return at a later date. With so much information available to use via the interwebs, it seems a legitimate question to ask where all of this digital information that we so often refer to is kept? Clearly the cloud isn’t actually a puffy white thing floating in the sky.
Founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California, what began as a research project has grown into a $527 billion dollar company.
In this video, Google’s VP of Data Center Operations, Joe Kava, gives a tour inside a Google data center, and shares details about the security, sustainability, and the core architecture of Google's infrastructure.