Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Closer Look at Google’s European Data Centers

Google’s purchase of land in Austria for a possible data center highlights the global nature of the search giant’s infrastructure. Google’s existing European footprint includes several data centers in the Netherlands and one in Belgium, as well as peering centers in major European bandwidth hubs.

Erwin Boogert recently posted new photos of Google’s facility near Groningen in the Netherlands. Erwin originally shot pictures of the facility in 2004, but revisited in late October for a second look. Erwin is an IT journalist who has also put together a Google Maps mashup with more information about Google’s operations in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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