VP of Google's Data Center Operations Takes You Inside Google's Massive Data Center

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.

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Boring day, when pulling out a 2,5 year old youtube vid?

Pat Black's picture

SO cool, and if you didnt know this Fstoppers is based about 20 miles away from this Data Center

"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."

A company that makes nearly all of its profits through tracking advertising while pretending it cares about your privacy.

Tam Nguyen's picture

Somebody's gotta pay for all the free stuff.

Or people could choose to use the services of other companies that truly care about your privacy.

Ett Venter's picture

The negativity in the comments on FStoppers never ceases to blow my mind.

This video was interesting, and I appreciated it. Dusty, thank you for taking the time to put this together.

Imagine it the other way around. Finding this Post in your news-reader, clicking on it because it looks cook. Scanning the text and hitting the play button. After a little while you notice "hey i've seen that before, that's not new". Then you hit the youtube button and see the date of the video.
He could have at least said it in the the text that it's nothing new but simply interesting to those who don't know it yet.

Dusty Wooddell's picture

I never claimed it was "new", Benjamin. If you stumble across something you've seen before, it's your choice to watch it again or skip over it, right? Thanks for the clicks though.

Very interesting. Thanks!