The Power Behind Google

The real power behind Google is its world-wide physical network, its thousands of fiber miles, and the many thousands of servers that, in aggregate, add up to the mother of all clouds. This multibillion-dollar infrastructure allows Google to index over 20 billion web pages a day, to process more than 3 billion daily search queries, to conduct millions of ad auctions in real time, to offer free email storage to 425 million Gmail users, to zip millions of YouTube videos to users every day, and to deliver search results before the user has even finished typing the query.

The following video shows the tip of the iceberg of Google’s amazing infrastructure: