An Insider’s Look: Google’s Data Centers (Cloud Next ’19)

An Insider’s Look: Google’s Data Centers (Cloud Next ’19)


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    Richard Hintz

    There's a striking contrast between this talk and a similar talk by James Hamilton about AWS infra in that the Hamilton talk describes in much more detail each of the layers of the "stack," from rack to region, including bandwidth and network topology. I assume Google thinks it's proprietary. Too bad.

    Also, it would have been interesting to hear how designs changed over the years, including the decision to add OCP. In terms of environmental friendliness, I'm wondering if there's anything special about the use of generators since often generator number and use can be strictly regulated by air quality requirements.

    Last, it's annoying that the camera focused so much on the speaker when it would have been helpful to have longer visibility of the slides/photos.

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    John Laban

    I like the emphasis on Sustainable Data Centres.

    Thanks for mentioning the use of Open Compute hardware.

    OCP gear used by Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other hyperscale Data Centres is now available for all.

    www.opencompute.org

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