An eye-opening experience! The Google server room is more spectacular than you can imagine

Take a stroll through Google’s data center rooms: According to the analysis, the site selection criteria for these databases include approximately: 1, a lot of cheap electricity; 2, green energy, with more emphasis on renewable energy; 3, proximity to rivers or lakes (due to the large amount of water needed for equipment cooling); 4, expansive land (seclusion and security); 5, distance from other data centers (to ensure fast links between data centers); 6, tax benefits.

This is Google’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA, covering more than 10,000 square meters

Routers and switches allow Google’s data centers to talk to each other, and the fiber optic network speed is 200,000 times faster than the usual home internet speed

From high above, steel beams carry both the weight and the power

Cool air is delivered from the floor, with plastic curtains to keep out the hot air

These colored pipes in Google’s Oregon data center carry water, with blue pipes for cold water and red pipes for hot water

Google promises users that their data will be safe, so they destroy broken drives

Blue LEDs show that the servers are running well, using LEDs because they are energy efficient and long-lasting

Seawater from the Gulf of Finland cools the entire data center

In the Hamina data center in Finland, Google uses an old paper mill to facilitate the use of seawater from the Gulf of Finland to cool the server room

In case of data loss, Google has special data backups, where a robot arm operates the data recall in the backup room

The data backup room, each backup has a special barcode for the robot arm

Roger Harris checking the infrastructure

Behind the servers, hundreds of fans cool the servers and the cooling system absorbs the heat

Patrick Davillier inspects the underground chilled water pipes

Control center controls building, power and maintenance authorizations

An evening at a Google data center in Georgia

Google does a good job of keeping the location and number of its data centers secret. For example: if you counter-check the IP addresses of various Google crawlers or individual Google domains, the results obtained almost always appear to be the IP address of Mountain View, California. Therefore, it is basically impossible to deduce the real location and number of its data centers by counter-checking IP addresses.