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 in Columbus, Indiana, Data Cave's 86,000 square foot data centre has to be able to withstand the onslaught of vicious Mid-Western tornadoes, known for ripping the roofs off structures and blowing out their walls. With that in mind, the company built the facility with a 4.5 million-pound roof that's eight inches thick and stiffened with half-inch reinforcing rods.

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