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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Prairie Bunkers has opened a data center park outside Hastings, Nebraska, where businesses can lease facilities ranging from 2,500 square feet to 1 million square feet in above-ground bunkers. Reusing WWII naval munitions bunkers, the company touts its geothermal cooling that saves on energy costs as well as its proximity to high bandwidth fiber optic connections. The 750-acre site is out of hurricane, earthquake, fire and flood zones, and the buildings were built to withstand the area's major natural threat, tornadoes.

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