Google Security: No Sharks, But a One-Eyed Dog

Because of Google’s focus on secrecy around its mission-critical data center operations, we’ve periodically joked that the company’s data center security features moats filled with sharks with friggin’ laser beams on their head. It turns out Google does feature non-human security personnel at its Oklahoma data center, but we doubt that this member of the security team would be found in Dr. Evil’s lair. Miss G is a one-eyed dog that was adopted by the Google data center team after they found the injured canine on the data center property. Now she’s part of the team. “Miss G is our secret weapon,” said Mike Wooten, Operations Manager at Google’s Mayes County facility. Here’s more in this video from a local TV station, which is preceded by a brief commercial.

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About the Author

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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