Jun 01, 2021

The World’s Seven Weirdest Data Centres

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From the floor of the Pacific Ocean to outer space itself, here’s data centre magazine’s list of the world’s seven strangest data centres.

Constantly evolving demand for security, sustainable cooling, and connectivity at the edge is pushing data centre designers to embrace some of the weirdest, wackiest, most-innovative approaches we’ve ever seen in the industry. 

From the Arctic Circle to the ocean floor - and even in the vacuum of space itself - it’s getting harder and harder to find somewhere that someone isn’t building a data centre. At the same time, the long-standing practice of data centre operators repurposing existing structures, turning everything from neglected landmarks to abandoned cold war bunkers into hubs for modern digital infrastructure, is leading to some truly out there facilities. Welcome to Data Centre Magazine’s list of the seven weirdest data centres on (or off) Earth.

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