Google shows us where the internet lives

18 October 2012

Ever wondered where the internet lives? Well, Google is now offering us the chance to gawp at it and notice just how much it looks like Pat Sharp's 'Fun House'.

The images reveal brightly coloured tubes and pipes among the cables and servers. Basically, their Iowa warehouse is where everything runs from and Google are offering us a virtual tour.

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Access to Google's server floor is restricted to a small number of staff, but now, they want to share it with us. Writing on Google's official blog, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure, said: "Today, for the first time, you can see inside our data centers and pay them a virtual visit. On Where the Internet lives, our new site featuring beautiful photographs by Connie Zhou, you’ll get a never-before-seen look at the technology, the people and the places that keep Google running."

And why are the pipes painted in the colours of a Wacky Warehouse? "Not only because it's fun, but also to designate which one is which."

CLICK HERE TO LOOK AT ALL THE NICE PHOTOS OF WHERE THE INTERNET LIVES

TOPICS:   Technology

8 comments

  • meowvi
    I was joking btw, poor taste I know :P
  • Haggis
    I smell a diversion to distract us from tonight's quarterly results fiasco.
  • captain c.
    These photos are FAKES!! EVERYONE knows the internet is made of cats!!!!
  • william's h.
    Google is run by Urs Hölzle ? Crazy name, crazy guy.
  • Bedtime B.
    I wonder which colour of tube is for fox related information?
  • Haggis
    @ Berite All of them!
  • DonkeyHotay
    What they don't show you is the separate building filled with pink porno tubes.
  • zeddy
    That's Thorn Industries building in Damien: Omen II

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