Aligned Selected as 2020 Green Lease Leader by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation

DALLAS – JUNE 8, 2020 – 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 it has been named a 2020 Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance.

Launched in 2014, Green Lease Leaders sets national standards for what constitutes a green lease, while recognizing property owners and their customers who modernize their leases to spur collaborative action on energy efficiency, cost-savings, air quality, and sustainability in buildings.  Aligned has achieved SILVER Recognition for evolving its sustainability standards to implement green leasing practices that drive reduced operating costs, shared energy savings and sustainability benefits across its entire portfolio of adaptive data centers.  To receive this recognition, Aligned qualified for credits in energy efficiency and sustainability best practices such as utility data tracking and sharing, cost recovery for capital improvements and sustainability training.

“We are proud to be named a 2020 Green Lease Leader and help forge the path forward for green lease standards in data centers,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.  “Aligning our business strategy, technologies and infrastructure closely with customers’ sustainability goals and requirements has been at the core of what we do since our inception.  Implementing green lease standards across our portfolio is another way Aligned helps customers improve power usage effectiveness (PUE) and reduce operating costs, while supporting our mission towards a clean energy future.”

Founded on the premise of solving the world’s toughest sustainability challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage, Aligned’s commitment to sustainability is woven throughout its corporate fabric. In February, Aligned announced its increased commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability by matching 100% of the IT loads across its data center portfolio with certified renewable energy. The Company’s proprietary cooling technology, Delta3, utilizes up to 80% less energy and 85% less water to reduce PUE, improve environmental impact and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for customers. Delta3 allows customers to Expand on Demand, incrementally scaling in place up to 50 kW per rack without stranding capacity. 

Learn more about Aligned’s Sustainability Program, visit http://www.alignedenergy.com/sustainability.
To learn more about Green Leasing, visit GreenLeaseLeaders.com.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability and their bottom line. For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Aligned Begins Construction on Second Hyperscale Data Center in Ashburn, VA

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA – JUNE 2, 2020 – 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 expansion of its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, beginning construction on a second 120 MW facility in Loudoun County. The expansion is driven by customer demand for additional capacity and Aligned’s Expand on Demand infrastructure in the data center market’s epicenter.

Building on Aligned’s existing 370,000 square-foot, 60 MW Ashburn data center completed in 2019, the adjacent new 513,000 square-foot facility will add 120 MW upon completion. At full build, Aligned’s master-planned Ashburn hyperscale campus will offer approximately 1 million square feet of space and 180 MW of capacity. The campus sits positioned atop fiber and conduit routes that offer access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. It is also among the few in the region that will draw critical power from multiple diverse 230kV substations for maximum redundancy.

“The first phase of Aligned’s Ashburn data center campus was completed in approximately six months, and we’re now on target to deliver the initial phase of our second Ashburn facility, a fully-commissioned 40 MW, by the close of 2020,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Aligned’s intelligent and adaptable data center platform, combined with an advanced supply chain methodology, ensures that customers can rapidly deploy infrastructure where and when they need it — anywhere in the world.” 

Aligned’s advanced supply chain methodology offers a simple, repeatable model for customers to expand in new or existing markets across the globe. This standardized supply chain includes a 50-MW auto-replenished pool of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), ready for immediate deployment and comprised of prefabricated, factory-built and tested power and cooling equipment. Aligned’s factory-produced, modular Expand on Demand infrastructure and robust supplier relationships ensure customers meet aggressive speed-to-market targets, mitigate risk and deploy a scalable solution that meets changing business requirements.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability and their bottom line. For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Aligned Increases Facility to $575 Million in Response to Demand for Adaptive and Sustainable Data Center Solutions

DALLAS – MAY 12, 2020 – 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 it has increased its secured credit facility to $575 million as the company experiences continuous and consistently strong customer demand for its adaptive infrastructure solutions. Along with the continued backing of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, BlueMountain Capital Management and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, new facility lenders include ING Capital LLC, Shinhan Bank New York Branch and TD Securities.

“We’re very fortunate to have knowledgeable investors who understand our business, and the increase in Aligned’s secured credit facility reflects their recognition of our strong market position and rising customer demand,” states Anubhav Raj, CFO of Aligned. “Armed with additional, patient capital, Aligned will be able to accelerate our short and long-term growth strategies, which extend to both domestic and global expansion opportunities.”

Aligned’s data center portfolio, across which it matches 100% of IT loads with certified renewable energy, includes facilities in Ashburn, Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The company’s mission is to provide ultra-efficient, rapidly deployable and sustainable data center solutions that enable customers to scale easily and efficiently as their business grows, while solving the world’s toughest sustainability challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage.

“As the business world moves at an even more rapid pace towards digital transformation, now more than ever, hyperscalers and large enterprises are demanding highly dynamic, scalable and future-proof data center solutions,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “By virtue of our solid capital foundation, focus on innovation and commitment to sustainability, Aligned offers clients a stable and responsible partner whom they can rely on, now and into the future.”

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability and their bottom line. For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Aligned Energy Announces Phase Two Expansion at Its Ashburn Data Center Campus

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA – MARCH 10, 2020 – Aligned Energy, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces that its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia will be expanded to meet growing customer demand. Representing one of the fastest expansions of new capacity in the Ashburn market this year, at full build, the campus will offer ~ 1 mm square feet of data center, office and amenity space as well as 180 MW of total critical load.

“Ashburn continues to be a critical growth market and we’re excited to embark on delivering the next phase of capacity in ‘Data Center Alley’,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “The sophistication of customers, as well as the level of development and demand in the region, require unprecedented speed to market and solution versatility that pushes beyond the boundaries of traditional data center construction and operational methodologies. Designed to be truly adaptive and future-proof, the Aligned Ashburn campus attracts a broad range of customers and requirements, from the standard-density enterprise all the way up to the highest-density hyperscale organization.”

The Aligned Ashburn campus was built leveraging the Company’s advanced supply chain methodology, which is based on standardization, scalability, prefabrication and simplicity. It has been instrumental in ensuring that customers achieve aggressive speed-to-market and scale with minimal exposure to risk. Additionally, as Aligned’s customers in Ashburn gravitate towards multi-density environments, its patented, award-winning Delta³™ cooling system provides a hyper-scalable and ultra-efficient environment that dynamically adapts to customers’ IT loads and supports high, mixed and variable rack densities of 1-50kW in the same row.

Situated adjacent to the highest density of dark fiber in the nation, Aligned’s Ashburn campus provides ample connectivity, offering on and near-net access to more than 18 carriers, network fabrics, and major exchanges. Moreover, the Company’s Aligned Access™ solution enables customers to expand their reach and dynamically connect to customers and partners; cloud, IT service and network providers; Internet Exchange (IX) platforms; and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) found within its Ashburn data center and beyond.

For more information about Aligned and its Ashburn data center campus, visit www.alignedenergy.com/data-centers/ashburn/.

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About Aligned Energy

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability and their bottom line. For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Aligned Matches 100% of Its IT Load with Renewable Energy Sources Across All Data Centers

DALLAS – FEBRUARY 26, 2020 – Aligned Energy, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces its increased commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability by matching 100% of the IT loads across the Company’s data center portfolio with certified renewable energy. With its expanded sustainability program, Aligned continues its commitment to the Future of Internet Power’s (FOIP) Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles and will provide written attestation to its customers in accordance with FOIP’s documentation requirements for supplier-procured renewable energy.

“Aligned is committed to powering our data center portfolio with renewable, clean energy and working with clients to achieve our shared carbon-reduction goals,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Our focus is to provide ultra-efficient, rapidly deployable and sustainable data center solutions that enable customers to scale easily and efficiently as their business grows, while supporting a clean energy future.”

Allowing customers to Expand on Demand sustainably, an essential element of Aligned’s adaptive data centers is its patented, award-winning cooling system, which features the company’s Delta³ ™ technology. The cooling system provides a hyper-scalable and ultra-efficient environment that dynamically adapts to customers’ IT loads and supports high, mixed and variable rack densities of 1-50kW in the same row. With an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), Aligned’s cooling system delivers efficiency at any load, in any climate, and regardless of location. The system also requires up to 80% less energy and consumes up to 85% less water with the ability to run waterless.

Founded on the premise of solving the world’s toughest sustainability challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage, Aligned also employs a commitment to sustainable supply chain practices, data center design, construction and interior fit-out, as well as operations. Sustainability initiatives are driven by a cross-functional Sustainability Committee comprised of leadership from the Company’s Customer Experience, Design & Construction, Operations, Innovation and Technology, Finance, Audit and Compliance, and Branding divisions.

For more information about Aligned’s Sustainability Program, visit https://www.alignedenergy.com/sustainability.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability and their bottom line.  For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Aligned Partners with PacketFabric to Expand On-Demand Cloud and Network Connectivity Across Its Data Centers

DALLAS – JANUARY 20, 2020 – 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 a partnership with PacketFabric, the leading Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, to expand connectivity options at its Ashburn, Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City data centers. Now part of the Aligned AccessTM ecosystem, PacketFabric will provide Aligned customers with private, direct access to major cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud; connectivity to 160-plus Points of Presence (PoPs) in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific; and interconnectivity to internet exchanges, network and XaaS providers.

“Aligned’s data center campuses are all strategically located and positioned to provide the robust, high-speed connectivity our customers require,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “With the deployment of PacketFabric’s software-defined networking platform at Aligned’s facilities, our customers can now take advantage of instant, highly scalable and secure connectivity between any two or more points on its expansive global network, and at capacities ranging from one to 100 Gigabits per second.”

The deployment of PacketFabric’s NaaS platform in Aligned’s data center campuses offers Aligned customers the ability to reach cloud and other technology service providers on the PacketFabric network, as well as new partners, customers and locations. Additionally, this partnership will empower companies with the ability to create Data Center Interconnections between all existing Aligned data centers, as well as the 160+ on-net PacketFabric locations easily, quickly and with flexible terms.

“We are excited to bring our fully-automated network-as-a-service platform to Aligned’s data center campuses, enabling their customers to quickly and easily connect to the cloud or anywhere on our platform,” comments Chad Milam, President and Chief Executive Officer at PacketFabric.

Aligned Access™ enables companies to extend their reach and dynamically connect to customers and partners; cloud, IT service and network providers; Internet Exchange (IX) platforms; and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) found within Aligned’s data centers and beyond. This allows customers to seamlessly adapt their hybrid IT needs and expand their network service capabilities and footprint with highly reliable connectivity and low-latency transport.

All Aligned data center campuses offer network-neutral connectivity to a robust portfolio of top-tier carriers and telecommunications providers by way of multiple diverse Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs) and fiber entrances with lit and dark fiber services, and a seamless build process for carriers not already available. Aligned’s new flagship Ashburn data center campus is sited approximately 800 feet from the original UUNET-managed MAE East Exchange, one of the world’s first Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). The facility sits atop major fiber and conduit routes with access to more than 50 regional and long haul carriers.

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About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving reliability and their bottom line. For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About PacketFabric

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates private network connectivity between more than 160 premier colocation facilities across 20 global markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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