The search giant has launched a new website (called Where the Internet Lives) showcasing HD images of the facilities, the people who operate them and more about the locations themselves.
“While we’ve shared many of our designs and best practices, and we’ve been publishing our efficiency data since 2008, only a small set of employees have access to the server floor itself,” commented Google via an official blog post.
“Today, for the first time, you can see inside our data centers and pay them a virtual visit,” the company continued.
Most notable, however, is the addition of the company’s Lenoir, North Carolina data center to Google Street View. It’s a pretty amazing spectacle. And if you check it out, try and spot R2D2 and the stormtrooper who stand guard over the company’s servers.
Google operates eight facilities globally in locations including Iowa, Georgia, Oregon, Belgium and Finland. In September, the company announced that it had partnered with the Grand River Dam Authority to provide wind energy for its Oklahoma location.