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: