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Google’s data centers are things of legend. Now, there’s a map of them.

An interesting blog post on how a Google data center blossoms into being outlines the practical aspects of this otherwise virtual company. Apparently, jobs, tax breaks, community outreach, and all sorts of normal big company effects surround the establishment of a Google data center.

It’s also worth noting that these data centers are closely guarded by Google. They are strategic assets, not just bunkers for server farms.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.