With all the data Google sends, being the world’s biggest search engine and all, have you ever wondered what it looks like inside Google’s data centers?
We’ve shown you inside Wikileaks Mountain Fortress, and now available for the first time ever is a look inside Google’s data centers. From the networking room to the cooling towers outside of the facility, you can take a guided video tour (below) and also explore different areas of a Google data center using Google Street View.
You can also see stunning photographs taken by Connie Zhou of the technology, the people, and inside and outside the various facilities.
Steam rises above the cooling towers in The Dalles data center in Oregon. These plumes of water vapor create a quiet mist at dusk.
Different data centers offer different amenities. This conference room, inside the Hamina location, is just outside a sauna area which is available for employees whenever they like.
A family of deer have moved in next to Google’s Council Bluffs, Iowa center.
These colorful pipes are responsible for carrying water in and out of our Oregon data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.
Inside the network room, routers and switches allow Google’s data centers to talk to each other.
The gorgeous landscape surrounding the Pryor, Oklahoma data center.
A sunset over Saint Ghislain, Belgium illuminates Google’s water storage tanks and cooling towers.
Server floors require massive space and efficient power to run the full family of Google products for the world.
At the data center in Finland, Google converted an old paper mill and used its infrastructure. The tanks in this picture were previously used in the paper making process.
Dusk settles around Google’s data center in Douglas County, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta.