Google uncloaks once-secret server

April 5th, 2009

Google uncloaks once-secret server: For those of us that geek out on servers, data centers, hardware design and cool computers, Google recently revealed their server design and provided some insight into their shipping container data centers. I really like their distributed UPS design with 12V batteries to increase efficiency and reduce waste in capacity. Some tidbits of the hosting framework are also posted  by Barry from time to time if you are interested.




  1. Andrea_R (29 comments.) says:

    Note the date on the original post. :)

  2. Mark Ghosh (386 comments.) says:

    That was an interesting observation. In defense, I do not see an “April Fool” update on the CNET post.

  3. Sriraj (27 comments.) says:

    Yeah that couldn’t be a prank. Such a long post with all pictures and graphs. Many commenter’s on that post pointed out the same which Andrea said but I still think it could be true. Still, if it was a hoax, then I’m fooled :D completely.

  4. GregR (2 comments.) says:

    I saw that yesterday. Very interesting to see how they are not using standard HP/IBM servers but make their own stuff.

    I don’t think it is a hoax, I have long heard that Google do their own thing.

  5. Stu (1 comments.) says:

    At first I had this one down as a hoax but now I’m not so sure, Google do have a long history of going about things in their own way so it is not unreasonable to believe that they carry this ethos over to the design of their server farms. Either way it’s an interesting read, thanks for the heads-up.

  6. Banago (84 comments.) says:

    Very nice info. Let’s hope cNet did not fool us.

  7. Hicham (1 comments.) says:

    Interesting howeverin case cNet fooled us, this will be the most clever april fools I ever seen!

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