Inside A Google Data Center

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Google will soon be publishing videos of many of the sessions at its Google Data Center Efficiency Summit held Wednesday in Mountain View, Calif. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview with outtakes from the video tour of a Google data center, which showcased the company’s use of shipping containers to store servers and storage. Each of these 40-foot data center containers can house up to 1,160 servers, and Google has been using them since it built this facility in late 2005. The summit was a Google event for industry engineers and executives to discuss innovations to improve data center efficiency. this video runs about 5 minutes, 45 seconds.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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