an over-the-top data center

I can't help that you need a few nights away in a lovely Swiss Hotel
in order to help those cynical thoughts lift:,28318,24732642-5014090,00.html

That looks too noisy. This seems to be a little more upscale.

Interesting places:

So, an interesting question to contemplate. Apparently some hotels have
figured out different angles.

Is there a point at which business will start looking at other models for
hosting purposes? We already have cloud computing, fe. With data center
prices skyrocketing, it would seem that there might be some advantages,
at least in some cases, to looking at alternatives. I know that we find
our Equinix rack space very expensive, and that some of the things we do
just aren't worth $50/month/RU or whatever it is we're paying. Putting
low bandwidth, less critical resources elsewhere seems to be a generally
good idea. What workable options exist? We have some clients that have
always maintained their own small server rooms on-site and never gave up
on bringing in bandwidth on T1 or whatever, and this strategy seems to
have worked out for them in the long run, as they've kept resources on-

... JG

Data centers in used nuclear bunkers aren't new -
has done that for a decade in the UK. They found that having a
cool-looking site made it easy to sell to bankers who wanted
reassurance about physical security, and at least with the computer
technology of the time it was easy to do HVAC, since the place was
naturally cold, and they had good redundant power grid connectivity to
work with.

As far as the risks of publishing the location of your data centers
go, I've generally been on the pro-publishing side; real attackers
would *never* think of looking for the large building downtown with no
windows, or looking for a data center business named "One Wilshire"
near Wilshire Blvd (:slight_smile: More seriously, though, many customers need
physical diversity for their circuits, and while it's more reliable to
get that from a single fiber carrier than try to get predictable
diversity from multiple carriers, there's still a need to do some

Of course, if you've got a bunker already, it's pretty cheap to get
your CEO a monocle and a white cat, whereas if you're starting with
the monocle and the cat, getting a bunker can be fairly expensive.