SYSTEMS: With growth comes the need for an organisation's technical prowess to be ramped up behind the scenes. Taking the argument to the extreme, Google has needed to continually upgrade and sometimes even overhaul its network capability to keep up with the demands of users and the services it offers. Read more on TechCrunch.
Google has announced that it wants to fix your home wifi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues.
To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches.
So to manage all the data flowing between its servers, Google has been building its own hardware and software, and now, it’s pulling back the curtain and giving us a look behind the evolution of its networking infrastructure.
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