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If Data is Stored in the Cloud, Why do Google need Data Centers? See Reasons

Google is an American Multinational technology company that specializes in internet-related services and products, which include online advertising, technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software and hardware. Google, which is the most visited site in the World and was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were PhD students at Stanford University in California.

So what are Data Centers?

Data centers are where computing facilities and networking equipment are located and centralized. They are tasked to collect, store, process and distribute large amount of data.

Google Data Centers are the large data center facilities Google uses to provide their services , which combine large amount of data storage mainly hard drives and solid-state drives, computer nodes organized in aisles of racks, internal and external networking, environmental control mainly cooling and dehumidification and operations software.

Before we proceed, let’s see the types of data centers. There are four main types of data centers which are

1. Colocation Data Centers

Colocation data center is a company that rents space within a data center that they do not own and is housed outside the company’s premises. The colocation data center provides the infrastructure like the building itself, cooling, bandwidth, and security while the company produces and maintains the components which include the servers, storage system and security firewalls.

Enterprise Data Centers

They are established, owned and managed by companies whose purpose is to optimize service for their end-user clients.

3. Managed Service Data Centers

These data centers are operated by a third-party entity or a managed services provider instead of the company.

4. Cloud Data Centers

Cloud data centers are an off-premises form of a data center.

And why do Google need Data Centers?

Google has over a dozen data centers and here is why….

Cloud computing generally, involves the use of the internet to provide dynamic and often virtualized resources. Although, you can gain access to the data over the internet, it is not stored in the air. Cloud-based resources need to be housed in data centers within local network of an organization that is fully secured. Google need data centers to store their over 2.5 million servers and routers, provide backup and recovery, as well as networking.

Now, you know that the documents in your Google Drives and pictures in Google Photos are not stored in the sky, but in Google Data Centers.

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