Nov 20, 2020

The world's top 10 most extraordinary data centres

Data Centres
Security
Cloud
colocation
Joanna England
7 min
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The storage, aggregation and processing of big data has led to an explosion in global high-tech storage facilities with extraordinary features...

From subterranean, underground vaults, with extreme security protocols (including man-traps and biometric identifiers) to satellites in the stratosphere, the race is on among the world’s information storage providers to create the most sustainable, low-cost, super-fast, super-secure data centre facility. 

Data centres must be fortresses, not only from cybercrime and political conflict but also from natural disasters and extreme climatic changes. Housing the information lifeblood of the world's biggest corporations comes with tremendous responsibilities. We look at the top ten most extraordinary data centres, both operational and under development.

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