A rare look behind the server aisle in Mayes County, Okla. Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the server racks into a cooling unit to be recirculated. This is the first time Google has opened the doors of its data centers to outsiders.
A row of servers featuring blue LEDs in Douglas County, Georgia
“A rare look behind the server aisle. Here hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the server racks into a cooling unit to be recirculated. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of Google’s servers.” Photo © Google/ Connie Zhou
Google employee Denise Harwood works on an overheated CPU at a center in The Dalles, Oregon
A network room in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Photo credit: Connie Zhou
Network Room at Google’s Data Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa: “Inside Google’s campus network room, routers and switches allow data centers to talk to each other. The fiber optic networks connecting their sites can run at speeds that are more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection. The fiber cables run along the yellow cable trays near the ceiling.” Photo © Google/ Connie Zhou