This note on the Google infrastructure was sent my way by Andrew Kadatch (Live Search) by way of Sam McKelvie (Cloud Infrastructure Services). It’s not precise in all dimensions, but it does a good job of bringing together the few facts that have been released by Google, and it points to its references if you are interested in a deeper dive.
The infrastructure summary is at: http://highscalability.com/google-architecture. No new data here, but a good summary if you haven’t read all the direct sources from which the summary was drawn.
James Hamilton, Windows Live Platform Services
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