Google Opens Virtual Window Into Secretive Data CenterSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:17
October 17, 2012 | 6:41AM
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center. The closely guarded facilities house an intricate maze of computers that process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute email for millions of people.
The unprecedented peek is being provided through a new website unveiled Wednesday at http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/./
The site features photos from inside some of the eight data centers that Google Inc. already has running in the U.S., Finland and Belgium. Google is also building data centers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China.