Category: Google Data Center

Inside a Google data center

Joe Kava, VP of Google’s Data Center Operations, gives a tour inside a Google data center, and shares details about the security, sustainability and the core architecture of Google’s infrastructure. Google was the first major Internet services company to gain external certification of its high… Continue reading

Google’s data centers

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… Continue reading

How Cloud Computing Companies Make Their Data Centers Hacker-Proof

CloudTweaks contributor, Robert Shaw, has written a good, concise piece on security of cloud computing. Robert starts with “Cloud computing naysayers have long cited security and privacy as their number one concerns. ” He ends with “Overall, data center security is extremely sophisticated and constantly… Continue reading

Explore a Google data center with Street View

See inside one of Google’s data centers in this guided tour. See what powers Google’s products, and then explore on your own in Street View:

Smart water use in Google’s Douglas County data center

At their Douglas County data center, Google takes a unique approach to water management. Their reuse water system enables them to use recycled water for 100% of their cooling needs. Douglas County has the right combination of energy infrastructure, developable land, and available workforce ideal… Continue reading

Continual improvements to Google data centers: ISO and OHSAS certifications

Google is the first major Internet services company to gain the external ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications of their high environmental and workplace safety standards at all of their US data centers.