Thursday, October 18, 2012 by Keith

‘Where The Internet Lives’: A Glimpse Inside Google’s Private Data Centers

New York City-based architecture and interiors photographer Connie Zhou was invited by Google to its high-tech data centers, to create a photo series that gives viewers a glimpse into its strictly off-limits world. The article is posted on a great sight: Design Taxi.

In the series ‘Where the Internet Lives’, the photographs give a previously-unseen look at the technology, people and places that keep Google running. 

“Very few people have stepped inside Google’s data centers, and for good reason: our first priority is the privacy and security of your data, and we go to great lengths to protect it, keeping our sites under close guard,” Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure, wrote on Google’s blog. “While we’ve shared many of our designs and best practices, and we’ve been publishing our efficiency data since 2008, only a small set of employees have access to the server floor itself.” 

Users can also explore the Lenoir, NC data center on Street View

Amazing to actually see where this all happens.


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