Fast, innovative products are crucial for our users and require significant computing power. As a result, Google invests heavily in technical facilities and has dozens of facilities around the world.

These data centers—large, specialized buildings that contain many computers—help keep all of Google’s services and products up and running—from search to Gmail to maps to Apps. Because Google’s machines store these applications and the data associated with them, you can use these tools from anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection. Whenever you access your email, edit your documents or search for information on, you have the power of a supercomputer at your fingertips.

Your data is secure and protected on multiple levels, as is seen in the presentation below.