In pictures: The world's coolest datacentres

Data centres need to be secure, temperature controlled, spacious, redundant, reliable – nothing sexy. But that doesn't mean they can't be. Here are a few that rise above the crowd and take advantage of the possibilities.

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The National Security Agency is building a £765 million data center on 240 acres outside Salt Lake City as a place to gather and analyse intelligence data. The 100,000 square foot Tier III, 65M Watt centre will have its own fuel and water storage, a chiller plant and fire suppression system. It will also be self-sustaining, with its own water and wastewater treatment plants, power, gas supply, battery backup, visitor-control facilities, vehicle inspection station and perimeter security. Construction got underway in January 2011 and is scheduled to last three years.

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