Swedish ISP Has A Secret Bond Lair

Swedish ISP Has A Secret Bond Lair

Who hasn't wanted a luxurious underground base filled full of costumed henchmen that work for us as we plan to take over the world? Swedish ISP Bahnhof has exactly that ... well, apart from the henchmen.

Already dubbed the "James Bond Villain Data Center", the former military bunker lies 100 feet below Sweden. Dean Nelson of Data Center Pulse recently got a tour of the data center from Bahnhof CEO Jon Karlung and shared this 9 minute video on what has to be the coolest real life "supervillain" base ever.

Most of the center's "unique" designs were based on aspects of Bond films, especially Ernst Stavro Blofeld's S.P.E.C.T.R.E (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) base, and you can easily see the influence if you've seen the Bond films (or played Goldeneye enough). There doesn't seem to be any pools full of piranhas or sharks with frikking lasers though.

Appearing to be carved out of solid stone, the accouterments include waterfalls, a greenhouse-style network operations center, a glass-enclosed conference room "floating" above the floor, and blue-lit diesel engines. Based around a hydrogen-bomb-proof civil defense center, the base was going to include a "Batman-style elevator" but it proved to be a "bit crap".

Hmm, for some reason I feel like going back to Evil Genius now.

Source: Data Centre Knowledge via Slashdot

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Sigh, if only all ISPs were full of as much win as this. Damn you quickstream. You suck. But not as much as rainyday. You guys deserve to be eaten by sharks.

Awesome it looks like Alec Trevelyans satellite facility from Goldeneye.

If I had that amount of money, I would have built it into an inactive Volcano... Actually screw the money! I'm getting my hammer and chisel out!

Sweet. When I win the lottery, I shall live in such a place.

I'm currently looking at bachelor's apartments. I feel sad now.

I saw this on Slashdot this morning and my jaw hit my desk. This place is amazing. I wish I worked in an office this awesome.

Now all they need is scantily clad female spies...

Yes that is a very good data centre or so they want you to believe...

The death ray is behind those rock walls.

Fools! How dare they let my secret lair be discovered!

Come, minion! To the lair!

*flies away on back of winged monkey*

I want. That's all that needs to be said.

Hmmm, must have quite the facility above ground though. Not sure how signals go that well through solid rock.

Pi_Fighter:
Now all they need is scantily clad female spies...

It's in Sweden, they won't have to look far.

Man I would love to work in a place like that, beats the ever living crap out of a cubicle.

dude, i still PLAY evil genius, go back to it

i want to work there...

That has got to be the sexiest facility I have ever seen. I was listening to the Shinra theme from FFVII the whole time I was watching the video.

Am I a dingleberry because all I can think of is "they could've spent that money improving their infastructure and service"?

Wow that is pure awesome, I never would have though an isp would be that cool but this has proved me wrong.

TsunamiWombat:
Am I a dingleberry because all I can think of is "they could've spent that money improving their infastructure and service"?

You are not a dingleberry but you want to keep your data center as physically safe from sabotage or terrorist attack as possible so an underground bunker makes perfect sense(just look the recent physical attack on one of California's fiber optic trans-pacific cables as evidence).

Few data centers are as tricked out and secured as the Swedish one but they are usually in hardened, meaning protected against most conventional attack such as small explosives and small arms fire, facilities.

The Swedes are cool. They provide my furniture, they like to share everything over the internet (including their pretty blonde girls) and they have ISP's dripping with awesomeness.
But the weather over there sucks.

Edit: and "Tiamat" is from there too. Holy crap.

This is why you should strive to be rich and successful, so you can afford an evil lair and a cat, oh and a swivel chair. Mahahahahaah. I need a voice coach.

Pohlkat:
Sigh, if only all ISPs were full of as much win as this. Damn you quickstream. You suck. But not as much as rainyday. You guys deserve to be eaten by sharks.

Sharks with laser beams attached to their heads?, or maybe ill tempered mutant sea bass.

I want that place for my house

There is another lair that's decidedly more sinister here in Sweden, but hardly as spiffy. They have one of the top 20 supercomputers in the world down there and it's the Swedish version of the famed Echelon system; spying on, well, anyone. By our new laws here the military can spy on anyone quite legally, for whatever reason they might deem appropriate.

Btw, to Tiamat666: I'm writing this in a public park, the sun is shining and although only 16C warm, the sun allows me to sit here in a t-shirt. Some of those famous Swedish girls are sunbathing not far from where I sit. So the weather ain't all bad.

Well, at least they won't have to build a set for the evil lair in the next bond flick.

blackcherry:
Well, at least they won't have to build a set for the evil lair in the next bond flick.

From what I've seen of the last two Bond films we may not see any evil underground lairs soon

dude, are we like entirely sure james bond isn't real?

OH! MY! FUCKING! GOD!!! I WANT ONE!! I EVEN WANT THE GUY WHO GAVE THE TOUR TO BE MY HENCHMAN!!! Words can't describe how cool that place is. ITS MADE OUT OF PURE WIN!

thenumberthirteen:

blackcherry:
Well, at least they won't have to build a set for the evil lair in the next bond flick.

From what I've seen of the last two Bond films we may not see any evil underground lairs soon

Have you not seen QoS? Its the most silly evil lair I have even seen! A compound out in the desert with sleek design, that just happens to have hydrogen canisters in the walls. Marks of a secret lair to me.

blackcherry:

thenumberthirteen:

blackcherry:
Well, at least they won't have to build a set for the evil lair in the next bond flick.

From what I've seen of the last two Bond films we may not see any evil underground lairs soon

Have you not seen QoS? Its the most silly evil lair I have even seen! A compound out in the desert with sleek design, that just happens to have hydrogen canisters in the walls. Marks of a secret lair to me.

It wasn't a secret lair, just a hotel. Now we've got James Bourne I feat the age of underwater lairs and Sharks are over.

Indeed, i suddenly feel the urge to play evil genius as well. if only i had a million billion dollars, then i would have my own secret lair.

I know where I'm going when Zombies/Machines/Aliens attack.
The super secret ultra lair.

 

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