Archive for June, 2009

I just read this New York Times article about the vast data centers that power the Internet “Cloud”. I realize this is a very boring topic for most people, but for nerds such as myself it’s really interesting read. I’ve always wondered what kind of hardware is behind the data centers that places like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo would have.  We have a number of servers at our work that we maintain, but I simply cannot imagine having 45,000 servers in one data center, let alone multiple data centers as Google does.