For over ten years, Google has been building some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Google owns and operates its own data centers globally to keep their products and services running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Security is part of Google’s DNA. Google builds custom servers exclusively for its data centers, never selling or distributing them externally. They’ve also designed them so they don’t include unnecessary hardware or software, reducing the number of potential vulnerabilities.
Google’s servers are high-performance computers that run all the time. They’re the core of their data centers, and Google designed them to use as little energy as possible.
By switching to Google Apps (PDF), companies have reduced office computing costs, energy use, and carbon emissions by 65% to 90%. Additionally, businesses that use Gmail (PDF) running in Google’s data centers have decreased the environmental impact of their email service by up to 98% compared to those that run email on local servers.
Google’s data centers