Online Data Storage

Joe Kava, VP of Google’s Data Center Operations, gives a tour inside a Google data center, and shares details about the security, sustainability and the core architecture of Google’s infrastructure.

 


Google Enterprise Drive  Now access your files, even the big ones, from wherever you are. Share them with whomever you want, and edit them together in real time.  Google Drive lets you store, edit, and sync all your files across all your Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones. Everything is backed-up and available when you need it.

 

There are many copies.  The first thought in most people’s minds when working with online apps? “Where is this file being stored, and what happens since there is no save button?” Anything created is constantly being backed up in several places at once. Google created high very specialized filling system simply called GFS (Google File System). GFS has been specifically designed so that if the server hosting the file you are working on bursts into flames, the system will automatically switch over to the backup copy of the file on another server somewhere else. Google Engineers have evolved GFS to a level whereby when the “switch” to the backup file happens, you the user don’t even notice.

WARNING: Don’t try this with your computer at home