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Signed, Stamped and Delivered

The Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval validates the critical facilities management and operations practices of an existing data center. Earning this prestigious credential demonstrates a data center provider’s commitment to excellence, aligns its teams with a consistent set of standards, and provides independent, third-party validation that a facility meets the key criteria proven to ensure availability.

Uptime Institute

Aligned’s Phill Lawson-Shanks and Mercy Manning Join REBA Advisory Board

Phill Lawson-Shanks, Aligned’s Chief Innovation Officer, and Mercy Manning, Vice President, Sales and Sustainability Strategy, have joined the Advisory Board of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) - an alliance of large clean energy buyers, energy providers, service providers and NGO partners that are unlocking the energy marketplace to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future.

REBA: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Employee Spotlight – Travis Miller

When it comes to operational excellence, Aligned is committed to providing a professional, safe and highly secure operational environment that offers the highest levels of protection for corporate and client staff, assets and reputations. For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke to Travis Miller, Critical Facilities Technician at our Salt Lake City data center, to discuss his experience on the front lines of Aligned’s data center operations and customer service.

Travis Miller Critical Facilities Technician at Aligned

Not Losing Sight of Sustainability

Even as most all of our daily activities have moved online and people en masse enter the digital space to work and learn from home — increasing IT loads at unprecedented levels that no one in our industry could have anticipated — now is not the time for data center providers and their customers to abandon their shared sustainability goals.

Employee Spotlight – Aimee Guerrero

As Aligned celebrated National Women in Construction Week and International Women's Day 2020, we took some time to discuss the industry with one of the women on the front lines of our datacenter construction, Senior Project Manager Aimee M. Guerrero. Check out her employee snapshot.

Applying Military Precision to the Data Center Supply Chain

“Today’s rapidly changing world, marked by increased speed and dense interdependencies, means that organizations everywhere are now facing dizzying challenges, from global terrorism to health epidemics to supply chain disruption to game-changing technologies. These issues can be solved only by creating sustained organizational adaptability through the establishment of a team of teams.”