Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube, sharing and storing music, video, photos, documents to the Cloud have become an integral part of our lives. However, not many of us are aware that all this information and data flows through physical locations called data centers.
While data centers are not imposing structures or architectural marvels, for that matter, it makes sense why people are not curious to know more about these incredible structures and the people who work inside them.
However, Google has just taken a major step to change this perception.
Data centers can be boring as, after all, they are buildings filled with high-end machinery and wires. Just to make things more exciting and vibrant, the tech giant has invited artists to create murals in a bid to make its data centers more interesting and bring the magic from inside to outside with a splash of colours.
Google has even set up a website where people can view all the murals and watch timelapse videos of the same.
The artwork is already up in Oklahoma, US, and Belgium. Google hopes that people will now pay more attention to all the hard work that happens inside those walls and the technology that powers the company's highly popular services.
Google plans to expand the Data Center Mural Project to include other massive data buildings in Dublin and Council Buffs, Iowa.
There are some great behind-the-scenes videos and the brainstorming that went behind creating these spectacular wall murals.
Take a look at the pictures of these striking wall murals that will completely change the way you look at data centers. Be ready to get your mind (wait for it) blown!
Google just changed our definition of data centres and we totally love it!