How Google Manages Data Across Data Centers

How does Google manage data across the many data centers the company operates? At the Google i/o Developer Conference in May, Google’s Ryan Barrett discusses “multihoming” across multiple data center locations with large scale storage systems. Barrett’s presentation examines different approaches to multi-homing, with a particular focus on how Google engineers the App Engine datastore. This video runs about 1 hour. (Link via High Scalability, which has additional commentary).

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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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  1. Lucene and Nutch are great open source starting points for anyone interested in creating something similar. On the scale that these guys are doing it however, is simply awe inspiring. As the 26th richest person in the world, Sergy Brin is obviously more than a data mining guru and someone that I would be very comfortable in calling boss.