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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Located beneath a mountain in the Swiss Alps, the Swiss Fort Knox is nestled in a nuke-proof bunker that was created by the Swiss military during the 1960s as a Cold War defensive facility. It's got sabotage-proof cooling from an underground aquifer and has hotel-like sleeping and dining facilities. To get in requires passing through five separate security rooms, each locked off from the next until access is gained to the data center space below. The guards inside carry pepper spray and nightsticks because the risk of damage to servers is too great if there were gunfire.

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