Aligned Energy Expands into Northern Virginia with New 180-Megawatt Data Center Campus

Aligned Energy Expands into Northern Virginia with New 180-Megawatt Data Center Campus

Adaptive data center to meet growing need for high-density, highly efficient and scalable colocation solutions in Ashburn

ASHBURN, VA — (Sept. 10, 2018) 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, today announced its new 26-acre, 180-Megawatt master-planned data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

When complete, the campus will offer approximately 880,000 square feet of expandable space, drawing redundant, critical power from two on-site substations to service the IT operations of hyperscale and cloud service provider customers.

The campus’ initial 370,000-square-foot, 80 MW facility, followed by a 510,000-square-foot, 100 MW development, will sit atop major fiber and conduit routes, providing access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. Both facilities will feature Aligned Energy’s on-demand adaptable and intelligent, dynamic infrastructure, complete with its patented, award-winning data center cooling technology, which is purpose-built to support high, mixed, and variable power densities of 1-50kW per cabinet in the same footprint.

“Our new Ashburn data center campus addresses the needs of cloud providers and hyperscalers that demand a highly dynamic, scalable and future-proof data center solution,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “Data centers are the new engines of innovation for the 21st century, and we are delighted to provide Northern Virginia with an incredibly efficient and highly reliable colocation data center platform.”

This new campus is a strategic addition to Aligned Energy’s portfolio. With high-capacity, adaptive, and future-proof facilities in Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and now Ashburn, Aligned Energy is well-positioned to service customer needs in the country’s fastest-growing data center markets.

Aligned Energy’s mission is to make data center critical infrastructure intelligent enough to continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact, delivering a noticeable business advantage. The company’s unique approach to infrastructure deployment allows it to deliver the data center platform like a utility – accessible and scalable as needed.  It also reduces the energy, water and space required to operate physical data center environments, significantly improving sustainability and yielding greater water usage effectiveness for customers.

From build-to-scale and customizable services, to rapid power and square footage scalability, to just-in-time provisioning and accelerated delivery schedules, Aligned Energy’s data center platform and business model are uniquely positioned to address the infrastructure needs of today’s hyperscalers and cloud service providers.

About Aligned Energy

Aligned Energy 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 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.  For more information, visit www.alignedenergy.com and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Aligned Energy’s Hyperscale Infrastructure Offers Significant Competitive Advantage

Aligned Energy’s Hyperscale Infrastructure Offers Significant Competitive Advantage

Scalable technology enables rapid deployment and highly-reliable performance

DALLAS (August 14, 2018) – Aligned Energy, 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 Energy’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 Energy. “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 Energy’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 Energy’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 Energy’s future-proof hyperscale solutions that dynamically adjust consuming less space, electricity and water for significant cost savings. Aligned Energy’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 Energy
Aligned Energy 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 Energy’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 Energy, 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 Energy’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 Energy 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 Energy’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 Energy 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 Energy’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 Energy 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 Energy return real value.

Aligned Energy 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 Energy

Aligned Energy 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 Energy Underscores Power of Adaptability; Performance with Industry Leaders

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

DALLAS (June 21, 2018)Aligned Energy, 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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy’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 Energy. “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 Energy’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 Energy

Aligned Energy 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 Energy’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 Energy, a leading data center provider, offers innovative and sustainable colocation and build-to-scale solutions designed to meet and exceed client needs. Aligned Energy’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 Energy 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 Energy offers high-speed and diverse network connectivity throughout the South and Southwest regions of the U.S. Aligned Energy’s  patented infrastructure technology improves performance and exceeds client expectations during high-traffic hours. As demand for data fluctuates at various times, Aligned Energy’s technology accommodates this high-demand quickly without interruption.

Clients rely on Aligned Energy’s future-proof colocation solutions that scale dynamically from one rack to thousands. Aligned Energy 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 Energy’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 Energy

Aligned Energy 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 Energy Announces New Strategic Investment by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Aligned Energy (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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy

Aligned Energy 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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