Saturday, October 20, 2012

Inside Google's Iowa data center; you may not have been to Council Bluffs, but your computer probably has

Google doesn't even let most of its own employees who don't work in one, much less the public, inside its data centers but it recently published photos by Connie Zhou of several of its off-limits facilities, including the $600 million Council Bluffs, IA location, which will soon be joined by a $300 million com­panion.

Deer who live near the cooling towers

Iowa's center is about 115,000 square feet

Plastic curtains corral refrigeration; the fiber in the yellow cable trays carries data back and forth to other Google centers about 200,000 times faster than an average home Internet connection

Robotic tape library.

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