I often explain to people exactly what a datacenter is, how the internet works, and how every time you search for anything online or visit a website, data is being pulled off a physical server sitting in a physical datacenter, traversing dozens, if not thousands, of miles of fiber optic and copper cables within miliseconds. If you’re reading this now, you’ve likely had this same conversation a hundred times as well. To this extent, I hope THIS ARTICLE, with all kinds of big pictures and videos walking through a Google datacenter in North Carolina, will help save you some time and effort.
This Is Where Google Keeps Your Email And YouTube Videos
… though it should be noted that this one datacenter, though large, is only one of dozens of Google facilities around the world.