Aligned’s Hyperscale Infrastructure Offers Significant Competitive Advantage

Scalable technology enables rapid deployment and highly-reliable performance

DALLAS (August 14, 2018) – Aligned, a leading data center provider, offers innovative and sustainable data centers composed of dynamic hyperscale infrastructure, scaling to support various IT densities specific to customer demand. With built-in power and patented cooling technology, Aligned’s hyperscale deployments are efficient, adaptable, and sustainable.

“Our scalable technology offers customers significant advantages, allowing them the ability to deploy a variety of densities when and where needed,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “We pre-fabricate components for easy, fast, and efficient positioning so customers can scale vertically or horizontally and support 1-50kW per rack within the same row.”

Aligned’s award-winning data center cooling technology removes heat, instead of forcing cool air into a data hall. Factory-built eSYNC absorption units capture and remove heat at its source, resulting in a hyper-scalable and highly-efficient environment that constantly adapts to changing IT loads. This cooling technology is efficient in any climate, with an industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15.

With the capability to support high, mixed, and variable power densities, Aligned’s facilities allow customers to adapt to changing demand consistently. Because the eSYNCs are close-coupled with racks, the heat removal system instantly adapts to server demand. The variable fan speeds and pumps respond in real-time to changing loads to maintain system responsivity that meets customer’s current and future demands.

Clients rely on Aligned’s future-proof hyperscale solutions that dynamically adjust consuming less space, electricity and water for significant cost savings. Aligned’s hyperscale cooling technology utilizes up to 80 percent less energy and 85 percent less water to reduce resource usage and lessen the environmental impact.

About Aligned
Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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.

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Aligned’s Sustainability Model Reduces Energy

Patented cooling technology utilizes up to 80 percent less energy and 85 percent less water 

DALLAS (July 12, 2018) – Aligned, a leading data center provider, offers innovative and award-winning sustainable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and service provider clientele.

Aligned’s mission is to make data center critical infrastructure smart enough to continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact, delivering a noticeable business advantage.

This approach to infrastructure deployment allows Aligned to deliver like a utility – accessible and consumable as needed. This model reduces the energy, water and space needed to operate physical data center environments.

Sustainability helps ensure business continuity by conserving resources. By using a fraction of the space, electricity, and water of traditional data centers, Aligned’s technology has produced up to 80 percent less energy and 85 percent less water.

“We strive to optimize our data center platform to improve sustainability efforts based on customer demand for greater water usage effectiveness and efficiencies,” said Aligned CEO, Andrew Schaap. “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.”

With data centers in Dallas, Phoenix, and a facility in Salt Lake City announced earlier this year, Aligned’s award-winning data center cooling technology removes heat, rather than simply pushing cold air into a data hall. Its factory-built eSYNC absorption units capture and remove heat at its source, resulting in a hyper scalable and ultra-efficient environment that dynamically allows workload densities to scale in place.

To date, Aligned has lowered the cost of operation, increased stability and reliability expectations, and set a standard for lower, smarter energy consumption that traditional data center facilities struggle to follow. As customers have grown in its facilities and demonstrated industry-leading PUE’s of 1.15 – they prove to the industry that the numbers and methodologies practiced at Aligned return real value.

Aligned is constantly striving to optimize data center platforms to improve sustainability efforts based on customer demand for greater water usage effectiveness and efficiencies.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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.

 

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Aligned Underscores Power of Adaptability; Performance with Industry Leaders

Reliable, scalable and secure infrastructure technology allows client partnerships to flourish

DALLAS (June 21, 2018)Aligned, a leading data center provider, is a trusted partner to some of the tech industry’s most influential leading companies that demand excellence and performance.

Whether a large-scale cloud provider or an enterprise of any size, Aligned offers a future-proof design that delivers the adaptability to maneuver and scale on demand with fluctuating data demands during high-traffic points, while reducing latency.

Sabre Corporation, which operates a leading global travel marketplace that processes more than $120 billion of global travel spend annually, approached Aligned with a demand for faster response times, greater reliability, and a global reach.

Sabre required a highly efficient data center capable of supporting hyper-converged infrastructure with rack densities up to 50 kW (1000 watts + per square foot). Aligned met this demand and delivered with great success by leading the way in data center densification that allows for vertical growth within the same footprint.

“Travel simply cannot happen without Sabre technology, and we are driven to reimagine the industry by delivering innovative ways for our travel supplier and agency customers to retail, distribute and fulfill travel for their consumers,” said Sabre CIO, Joe DiFonzo. “We selected Aligned as a data center partner for their ability to support our rapid innovation, implementation and quality product development as we build out our micro-service enabled platform and execute our global cloud strategy.”

Insight Enterprises, a technology company that maximizes the business value of IT, chose Aligned to help create a more efficient operative system that would allow Insight to be adaptive, while ensuring reliability.

“Insight sets a high bar for technology and our new data center was no exception,” said Insight CIO, Mike Guggemos. “We needed a partner to build a data center that would meet our current and future needs as we optimize our operations.” 

Aligned’s mission is to make critical infrastructure smart enough to continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact, delivering a noticeable business advantage, while helping secure the health of the environment.

“Our approach to infrastructure deployment allows us to deliver data centers like a utility – accessible and consumable as needed. This model allows us to reduce the energy, water and space needed to operate physical data center environments,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Our data center solutions, combined with our patent cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving reliability and increasing flexibility while reducing their bottom line.”

Aligned’s factory-built eSYNC absorption units capture and remove heat at its source, resulting in a hyper scalable and ultra-efficient environment that dynamically allows workload densities to scale in place, as opposed to spreading out or requiring a massive investment to augment floors for increasing heat loads.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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.

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Aligned’s Colocation Flexibility Creates Faster Operational Up-Time

Scalable services and diverse network connectivity enables rapid deployment and reliable performance

DALLAS (May 8, 2018) – Aligned, a leading data center provider, offers innovative and sustainable colocation and build-to-scale solutions designed to meet and exceed client needs. Aligned’s facilities offer the flexibility to maneuver with fluctuating data demands during high-traffic points, while reducing latency.

“We recognize that our customers’ success relies on the ability to ensure 100 percent uptime,” said Aligned CEO, Andrew Schaap. “Our flexible model is designed to give businesses a distinct competitive advantage. We tailor the data center to fit to them, by providing a colocation space equipped to adapt to their demand, while keeping operational up-time, efficiency and reliability top priority.”

With data centers in Dallas, Phoenix, and a recently-announced facility in Salt Lake City, Aligned offers high-speed and diverse network connectivity throughout the South and Southwest regions of the U.S. Aligned’s  patented infrastructure technology improves performance and exceeds client expectations during high-traffic hours. As demand for data fluctuates at various times, Aligned’s technology accommodates this high-demand quickly without interruption.

Clients rely on Aligned’s future-proof colocation solutions that scale dynamically from one rack to thousands. Aligned offers truly scalable colocation services, diverse network connectivity, and comprehensive data center solutions that enable rapid deployment and reliable performance for the long haul.

Additionally, Aligned’s award-winning, factory-built cooling system absorbs heat directly from each enclosure, creating an efficient environment that supports high density power configurations, and reduces the risk of downtime due to technology failure.

 About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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.

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Aligned Announces New Strategic Investment by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Aligned (the “Company”), a leading data center provider, today announced it has received a strategic investment from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (“MIP”), which will support the Company’s growth with significant additional capital. Aligned will be jointly controlled by existing owners BlueMountain Capital Management (“BlueMountain”) funds and MIP following the transaction. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are delighted to welcome MIP as an investor. The investment provides Aligned with enhanced financial resources to meet substantial levels of current market demand,” said Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap. “The investment comes on the back of our recently announced 50 MW facility to be commissioned in Salt Lake City, as well as significant client activity in Phoenix, where we recently commenced construction of Phase II of our facility there. With MIP’s support we are well positioned to meaningfully expand in our existing markets and are also evaluating entry into new markets. Aligned’s value proposition uniquely positions us to benefit from the massive growth we will continue to see in this industry, driven by cloud, the Internet of Things and Big Data. The Aligned team has operated over 750 MW and developed over $3.5 billion of data centers around the globe for some of the most discerning clients. With this team of seasoned professionals, we are excited about our future partnership with MIP.”

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. The Company has operational facilities in Dallas and Phoenix, with a third facility in Salt Lake City to be commissioned in Q3 2018. The Company’s facilities can deliver up to 230 MW of critical capacity.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners CEO Karl Kuchel said: “As an experienced investor in communications infrastructure, we are excited to invest in Aligned to help the company substantially accelerate its growth plans. The Aligned management team has extensive experience developing and operating data centers and has built two high-quality data centers that have strong leasing momentum with flagship customers. We look forward to the partnership with the Company and BlueMountain, and to continuing the growth and development of the platform in existing and new markets.”

Jim Pieri, Portfolio Manager at BlueMountain, said: “MIP’s investment further validates the differentiated capabilities and the customer value proposition of the Aligned platform. We are excited to join forces with a like-minded partner to further accelerate Aligned’s next phase of growth.”

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc served as exclusive financial advisor to Aligned on the transaction, with legal advice provided by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP. Guggenheim Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to MIP and White & Case LLP provided legal advice.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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.

About Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

MIP is an investment fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).

As of its most recent reporting date (September 30, 2017), MIRA had assets under management of $US111 billion invested in 137 portfolio businesses, ~300 properties and ~4.5 million hectares of farmland. MIRA is a division of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.

About BlueMountain

BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC is a diversified alternative asset manager managing more than $21 billion of assets. BlueMountain was founded in 2003 and today operates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary platform, investing in strategies across major asset classes. The firm has a global presence and serves sophisticated investors via commingled hedge funds, longer-dated private capital funds, and customized single-investor fund solutions. BlueMountain’s diverse team of professionals in New York and London is supported by the firm’s institutionalized and proprietary infrastructure, including specialized operations and risk management technology.

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Aligned Experiencing Rapid Growth Announces New 100 Megawatt Salt Lake City Data Center

Aligned Experiencing Rapid Growth Announces New 100 Megawatt Salt Lake City Data Center

Aligned Experiencing Rapid Growth Announces New 50 Megawatt Salt Lake City Data Center 

Colocation site underway for 3Q 2018 commissioning, in the heart of growing data market

DALLAS (March 20, 2018) – Aligned, a leading data center provider, today announced its new Salt Lake City-area development in West Jordan. When completed this summer the 300,000 square foot building will serve as a colocation data center supporting both cloud providers and enterprise customers.

“Our new data center in West Jordan addresses the needs of cloud providers, enterprise companies and our existing customers that require an adaptive, future-proof data center solution in and around the greater Salt Lake area,” said Aligned CEO, Andrew Schaap. “We are delighted to be a part of the Salt Lake business community, expand our portfolio to a new market and serve the region with an incredibly efficient and highly reliable data center platform. We continue to see strong demand for our services in Phoenix, Dallas and now Salt Lake.”

Situated on 60 acres, including a dedicated on-site substation, the facility is being renovated to become a colocation data center delivering 100 MW of critical capacity. The site will initially provide a 75,000 square foot data hall, 15,000 square feet of rentable office space, and 9,700 square feet of technical burn-in and storage space. The building also will have a dedicated loading dock, conference rooms, drop-in office pods, a café area, and shower facilities on site.

Aligned’s new state-of-the-art Salt Lake City facility delivers an industry-leading 1.15 PUE (Power-Usage-Effectiveness). Utility power for the data center will be provided by Rocky Mountain Power. Green energy options are available.

About Aligned 

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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.

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