Data centers don't always promote their creative aesthetics, designs or locations. Often, they would rather be known for their performance and efficiency. However, there are a lot of data centers that will dazzle you with their beauty or intrigue you with their mystique and straight up weirdness. Here's a look at some of the oddest ones around.
15 Amazing Data Centers Born From Creative Ideas and Designs
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CyberBunker - Created In A Secretive Nuclear Bunker
Before 1996, the facility of this Netherlands data center used to be a nuclear bunker. The facility was created during the Cold War. It had the ability to keep electronic equipment running for 10 years without any outside help.
Hammond Data Center - Coal Rush
The abandoned coal-fired power plant in Hammond, Indiana was crucial to the development of Chicago. Recently, it was prepped as a competitor for Amazon’s second headquarters. After losing the Amazon bid, a group of New York-based developers saw an opportunity. They are currently converting this abandoned power plant into a data center.
This German company doesn’t waste the heat from the servers. Specially designed cabinets are placed in commercial and personal buildings. The units serve as radiators for the facilities.
This data center has proven that data protection and divinity can work together. It is located in a 19th-century former chapel called Torre Girona. Instor's own Lisa Hensley visited the sacred site recently. Read about her trip here.