For those of you that follow the technology company that many love to hate (Google) you were treated to a post from their main blog account showcasing a data center. No matter what you think of them as a business, it’s generally acknowledged that they are industry leaders in data center innovation – even to the point of manufacturing or custom designing their own equipment and protocols.
Personally, the best part of this is the “Street View” approach to the overview. Street View became a critical tool in the CRE arsenal almost as soon as it was released. The new indoor functionality offers many very intriguing opportunities as well.
Interestingly Google has a number of other guides for data center teams, including this fascinating “about” page on how data centers function.