Bahnhof Pionen White Mountain - Stockholm, Sweden
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The Swedish ISP Bahnhof has a reputation for architecturally interesting data centers -- the company refers to its facilities as data bunkers -- and its flagship Pionen facility is foremost among them. The Pionen facility is built in a Cold War era nuclear bunker, and features both a standard UPS system for continuous power, and two Maybach diesel submarine engines for backup power generation.
Image: Bahnhof AB
James Sanders is a Java programmer specializing in software as a service and thin client design, and virtualizing legacy programs for modern hardware.