Inside a Google Data Center

This video gives a rare look inside one of Google's data centers, you know the place where Google stores all your personal data. This video put out by Google wants to reassure you that all your deets are safe, secure and under control.

In their data centers, Google has traditional security methods like physical road barriers, perimeter fencing and security cameras and more advanced measures like iris scanners and file fragmentation and replication.


But by far my most favoritest part of the video ever was how they dispose of dead hard drives. They drive a piston straight through the disk and then send them through a crusher to blow them into smithereens for recycling. Check for it at the 3:45 mark. [YouTube via The Atlantic]

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