Saturday, January 28, 2006

Google's Secret Data Centers?

Everyone knows about Google's data center on the west coast. But they've reportedly got others scattered throughout the world. After my brother asked the question ("have you heard about the $750 million Google is spending on data centers throughout the US?"), I did a little -- why, yes -- googling to discover the following:

* Here's one from '04 near Atlanta

* Here's a report of one in the Netherlands

* And another report of one in Dublin, Ireland

And you may have seen rumors of Google's "data-center in a trailer" that can be drop-shipped anywhere there's fiber and set-up in hours. Those could obviously be located anywhere... if they're production-ready.

Are there more? Almost certainly. I'm sure Google stands these up as quietly as they can -- for both competitive and physical security reasons.

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