Data Center Blog
Data Center Blog
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.
The Salt Lake City region has long been a desirable data center location whose many advantages include extensive fiber infrastructure, low electricity and natural gas rates, renewable energy resources, and a “cold desert” climate that enables ambient cooling techniques, thus reducing data center cooling costs.
December 3 marked an exciting milestone for the entire Aligned team as we “topped off” our second hyperscale data center in Ashburn, VA alongside our general contractor HITT, other construction partners and representatives from Loudoun County.
Case Study: Aligned Enhanced Soft Water and Water Management Saves 24 Million Gallons of Water Annually at Its Phoenix Data Center
Aligned is committed to solving the world’s toughest sustainability challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage. As part of this commitment, we sought to reduce water consumption at our data center in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Speed to market, flexibility, and scalability have become mission-critical for hyperscale platforms and large enterprises when expanding or upgrading existing infrastructure.
Aligned is proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Schaap, was named to D CEO’s annual list of the 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas.