Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center

The photos look like "IBM meets Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory".

For the first time, the company has invited cameras inside its top secret facility in North Carolina. Our tour guide is Google's senior vice president, Urs Hoelzle, who's in charge or building and running all of Google's data centers. 'Today we have 55,200 servers on this floor. Each of these servers is basically like a PC, except somewhat more powerful.'

The Wired article by Steven Levy:

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/10/ff-inside-google-data-center/

The Google announcement:

http://googleblog.blogspot.nl/2012/10/googles-data-centers-inside-look.html

Walk through it using StreetView:

Video Tour:

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Google