Amazon uses a fake name from the TV show ‘Seinfeld’ to hide a secret data center in Virginia, according to WikiLeaks (AMZN)

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  • WikiLeaks has published the exact location of over 100 of Amazon’s data centers for the first time ever on Thursday.
  • Previously, only the general area of these data centers was known for security reasons. 
  • The report shows that Amazon often uses pseudonyms to hide their presence, including one data center in Manassas, Virginia where Amazon is known as “Vandelay Industries” — a nod to Seinfeld fans. 
  •  All Amazon employees at the Manassas-based data center wear Vandelay Industry badges and use the Canstanza-imagined company name in all correspondence with the building manager. 

WikiLeaks has published the exact location of over 100 of Amazon’s data centers for the first time on Thursday. Previously, only the general area of these data centers was known for security reasons. 

WikiLeaks reports that to keep these locations secretive, Amazon uses various pseudonyms for each facility.

Most notably, at its IAD77 data center in Manassas, Virginia, Amazon is known as “Vandelay Industries” — a nod to George Costanza and his unforgettable shenanigans at the unemployment office in Season 3 of Seinfeld. 

According to the WikiLeaks report,

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