Video: Google container data center tour
A Robert X Cringely op-ed in today’s New York Times suggests that the Verizon-Google deal that caused so much of an uproar last week is simply an arrangement, in a practice common to CDNs known as edge-serving, to place data servers in the ISP’s premises. Cringely notes that in Google’s case ‘data server’ takes on a whole new meaning with the utilization of a modular system of multiple blade-laden shipping containers. Here’a video guide to a Google data center built on the system:
- Google Public Policy blog: Net neutrality and the benefits of caching
- Google presentation to IETF Designs, Lessons and Advice from Building Large Distributed Systems
- Doc Searls Nothing happening here. Move along.