Fastest Building Permit-to-Vertical Construction in the History of Ashburn’s Critical Infrastructure
First Phase of Capacity Delivered and Formal Commissioning Underway at the Hyperscale Campus
ASHBURN, VA – SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces the completion of phase one of its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The initial 368,755 square-foot, 60 MW facility will be followed by a 409,000 square-foot, 120 MW development on the 26-acre campus. At full build, the planned Aligned Ashburn campus will offer over 1 MM square feet of space and 180 MW of total critical load in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia — the nation’s most robust data center market.
“Leveraging our standardized supply chain methodology, a dedicated, 50 MW, auto-replenished inventory pool, and best-of-breed partners, Aligned constructed two data halls and built out the first 12 MW of data center space, expandable to 60 MW, in less than six months,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Aligned Ashburn is among the fastest building permit to commissioning construction projects in the history of Ashburn’s critical infrastructure, delivering critical capacity in record time to meet the growing need for high-density, highly efficient and scalable colocation solutions in Ashburn.”
Ashburn continues to be the top choice for data center facilities due to its proximity to major population centers, affordable and reliable power, and favorable tax incentives. It is also home to the world’s densest fiber network. Aligned Ashburn sits atop these major fiber and conduit routes, providing access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. In fact, the Company’s new flagship Ashburn data center campus is located less than 800 feet from the original UUNET-managed MAE East Exchange — the first Internet Exchange Point (IXP).
Aligned Ashburn features the Company’s award-winning, patented cooling technology, Delta Cube (Delta³), which allows customers to deploy infrastructure where and when they need it — and reconfigure quickly and seamlessly, and usually within the same footprint — as their requirements change. With Delta³, workload densities can scale in place without having to reconfigure existing infrastructure, disperse equipment, or require large-scale investments to augment floors for increasing heat loads. Customers can initiate at one density profile and scale up to 50 kW per rack without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and utilizing up to 80% less energy and 85% less water. Combined with Aligned’s patented CACTUS® unit, an air-cooled adiabatic assisted cooling system, this cooling solution delivers efficiency at any load, in any climate, and regardless of location to support customers’ sustainability goals.
For more information about Aligned and its Ashburn data center, visit: www.alignedenergy.com/data-centers/ashburn/.
DALLAS (September 10, 2019) – Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise and managed service providers, announces an 8 MW expansion of its Dallas, Texas-area data center, DFW-01. The expansion at the 19-acre campus, which at full build-out will support a 375,000 square-foot, 60 MW facility, is in response to rising customer demand for Aligned’s adaptive and intelligent infrastructure solutions.
“The expansion of our Dallas data center underscores our commitment to enabling our customers’ success by providing businesses with a high-performance, adaptive data center platform that is dynamically scalable, efficient and reliable,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Our platform is focused on helping companies deliver greater business value with less costly energy and infrastructure resources, and our Dallas facility’s sustainability profile is further elevated as the State of Texas becomes a national leader in renewable power options.”
Aligned was founded on the premise of solving the world’s toughest challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage. Because the Texas Electricity Grid (ERCOT) is the only self-contained electric power grid in the U.S. that serves a single state, businesses that collocate at Aligned’s Dallas data center take advantage of costs per kW that are significantly less compared to the national average. Moreover, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas is the national leader in electric sector decarbonization. Last year, the state led the nation in adding renewable power capacity, including wind and solar, which for Aligned’s customers, presents powerful opportunities for them to achieve their sustainability goals.
Aligned’s carrier-neutral Tier III Dallas data center accommodates variable standard and high power densities, up to 50kW per rack, to support high-performance computing demands. The facility offers an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), while the company’s innovative Delta3 cooling solution consumes up to 85 percent less water and up to 80 percent less energy than traditional facilities, reducing natural resource use and customers’ total cost of ownership (TCO).
The Dallas-Fort Worth data center market has grown steadily in the past five years. In addition to affordable power and access to renewable energy resources, financial services organizations, technology companies and managed services providers are drawn by the region’s affordable real estate and aggressive tax incentives. Aligned’s total footprint is now more than 1.6 million square feet across its facilities in Ashburn, Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.