As you might expect, Google is much more protective of its secrets than it is of yours. But you might be surprised at just how protective it gets: At Google's shared third-party data centers, it keeps all its servers in darkness in an effort to protect its trade secrets.
Google designs and builds its own servers — technology the company considers a competitive advantage. But despite its hardware being a trade secret, Google still has to resort to sharing a data centers with rival companies. So, to protect as much information as possible from it's rivals, Google employs low-tech solution: unscrewing light bulbs.
During the installation process, Google demanded the overhead lights go dark. And still, to this day, when Google's staff accesses or performs work on their servers, technicians need to wear miner-type lighted helmets to do the job.
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