An Inside Look of Google's Data Centers through Pictures and on the Street View

Google now for the first time letting inside its data centers and pay them a virtual visit. "On Where the Internet lives, our new site featuring beautiful photographs by Connie Zhou, you'll get a never-before-seen look at the technology, the people and the places that keep Google running," Google posted.In addition, you can now explore […]

Google now for the first time letting inside its data centers and pay them a virtual visit. "On Where the Internet lives, our new site featuring beautiful photographs by Connie Zhou, you'll get a never-before-seen look at the technology, the people and the places that keep Google running," Google posted.

In addition, you can now explore Google's Lenoir, NC data center in Street View. "Walk in the front door, head up the stairs, turn right at the ping-pong table and head down the hall to the data center floor. Or take a stroll around the exterior of the facility to see our energy-efficient cooling infrastructure," Google writes.

You can also watch a video tour to learn more about what you're viewing in Street View and see some of equipment in action -- here are links: Where the Internet lives, and Google Data Center in Street View:

Night falls over Google's Lenoir, NC data center

On a side note, Users of domains including "Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education," until now had the ability to upload files to Google Drive by dragging-and-dropping them into the web interface since April 2011. Now, they can upload folders from their computer to Google Drive in the same way.

Note that this feature is only available using the latest version of Google Chrome.