Grab a Google Cardboard, then enjoy the views
by Nick Summers, engadget
The Dalles, OR—Google’s latest 360-degree video provides a virtual tour of its data center in Oregon. We’ve seen glimpses of Google’s server farms before,through Street View and other high-res photography, but this new upload offers a better sense of immersion.
This video is presented by Sandeep, one of Google’s developer advocates, who explains each room and interviews some of the data center staff. The video is highly curated, but there are some fascinating shots and tidbits, including a biometric eye scanner that every employee has to pass through. There also is a monstrous hard drive shredder and a look at Google’s colorful mechanical equipment room.
You can watch the video on PTTV via YouTube in your browser, clicking around to change the perspective, or with your virtual reality (VR) headset such as the new Google Cardboard.