Data Centers

Photos: The 10 most unique data centers in the world

Bahnhof Pionen White Mountain - Stockholm, Sweden

Modern data centers are being built in less than traditional locations for increased security, reduced power consumption for cooling, and to accommodate non-traditional hardware. This gallery features 10 data centers that stand out in this category.

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

By James Sanders

James Sanders is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Staff Technology Writer for TechRepublic.