Thursday, October 18, 2012

Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Steven Levy goes for an in-depth Google data center tour
"This is what makes Google Google: its physical network, its thousands of fiber miles, and those many thousands of servers that, in aggregate, add up to the mother of all clouds. This multibillion-dollar infrastructure allows the company to index 20 billion web pages a day. To handle more than 3 billion daily search queries. To conduct millions of ad auctions in real time. To offer free email storage to 425 million Gmail users. To zip millions of YouTube videos to users every day. To deliver search results before the user has finished typing the query. In the near future, when Google releases the wearable computing platform called Glass, this infrastructure will power its visual search results."
Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
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