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Take a 4K VR tour around Google's Oregon data center

Take a 4K VR tour around Google's Oregon data center

The Dalles data center in Oregon is open for a digital tour

Fiber optics link servers in data center on Google's campus. Credit: Google

Fiber optics link servers in data center on Google's campus. Credit: Google

Data centers are typically high-security locations and operators don't like you snooping around, but Google is giving users a look at one of its latest and most advanced data centers using virtual reality.

The tour of Google's data center in The Dalles, Oregon, was published to coincide with the company's Google Compute Summit which starts Wednesday in San Francisco.

Google is trying to entice more customers to its cloud services, to compete better with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, and showing off its advanced facilities might help with that goal.

The tour is best viewed in a virtual reality headset, like Google Cardboard, but you can also see it on a plan old smartphone or desktop. On a phone you can look around by moving the handset. On a desktop, you use the mouse.

The video is available in up to 4K resolution with subtitles in several languages.

The tour was published as Google is about to begin construction of a fourth data center in Oregon.

The company said last week it would invest $600 million in a new data center, and breaking ground at that site is scheduled for Thursday, according to The Oregonian.


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