Racks In The Google Data Center?

Google was founded on September 4, 1998, by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It is a company that has changed the way we live our lives. It’s not just google search, but Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more that have made it so successful. 

A rack is steel and electronic framework designed to keep and hold servers, networking devices, cables, and other data center computing equipment. A rack provides equipment placement and orchestration within a data center facility. A typical rack is 42U high and can hold up to 30 servers. 

With 150 racks per data center, that would mean Google has more than 200,000 servers, and I’d guess it’s far beyond that and growing every day. Regardless of the actual numbers, it’s fascinating what Google has accomplished, in part by mainly ignoring much of the conventional computing industry. 


How many servers are in a Google data center?

There is no official data on how many servers are in Google data centers, but Gartner estimated in a July 2016 report that Google at the time had 2.5 million servers. There is a huge possibility that they are double in number as of now.

Who has the most servers in the world?

The tech industry’s major players require some severe firepower when it comes to servers. According to CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft has more than 1 million servers, which was the most in the lastest server count. The number is undoubtedly so much more now.

Where is the largest data center in the world?

Tahoe Reno, The Citadel, owned by Switch, is the largest data center campus in the world. It is located in Tahoe Reno, Nevada, and covers an area boasting 7.2 million square feet.

To learn more about Google’s data center and other technologies, visit www.akibia.com.