Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS]

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If you ever wanted to look inside the guts of Google, its data centers, to see "where the internet lives," here's your chance. For the first time, Google is giving us a look inside their data hubs with some pretty cool photography and one street view tour.

Google has just unveiled the new "Where the Internet Lives" gallery, which features photos from inside its various data centers.

As of right now, you can see stunning photos from eight different data centers: Berkeley County, SC; Council Bluffs, IA; The Dalles, OR; Douglas County, GA; Hamina, Finland; Lenoir, NC; Mayes County, OK; and St. Ghislain, Belgium.

Here are some of the stunning photos of the tech, people, and places that you interact with on a daily basis - from hundreds of miles away:

Google data center pipes

Google data center backup

Google data center server aisle

"Fourteen years ago, back when Google was a student research project, Larry and Sergey powered their new search engine using a few cheap, off-the-shelf servers stacked in creative ways. We’ve grown a bit since then, and we hope you enjoy this glimpse at what we’ve built," says Google in a blog post.

Oh, and if you want to take your own virtual tour, Google now offers Street View for one of its data centers in Lenoir, NC. Walk in the front door here to get started.

Josh Wolford
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