Aligned Energy Names Phill Lawson-Shanks New Chief Development Officer

DALLAS (November 7, 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, announces the appointment of Phill Lawson-Shanks as Chief Development Officer.  In this new role, Lawson-Shanks will be responsible for the management of revenue generation and profitability objectives, as well as championing key marketing and communications activities aimed at maximizing new business development.

“Phill has more than 25 years of experience identifying new opportunities for further growth of leading data center infrastructure, network architecture, and cloud solutions in the U.S. and abroad,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “His wide range of experience and wealth of expertise are tremendous assets to the entire Aligned Energy team and instrumental in helping to drive our development objectives.”

Prior to joining Aligned Energy, Lawson-Shanks served as Chief Innovation Officer at EdgeConneX, where he was instrumental in driving strategies focused on creating the next generation of network edge-based data centers for the digital content ecosystem.  Throughout his career, Lawson-Shanks has also served in numerous senior executive level positions at Virtacore, Alcatel-Lucent, Savvis (now CenturyLink Technology Solutions), and MCI (now Verizon Digital Media Services).  He currently holds eight active technology patents.

“A new breed of data centers is required to keep up with the demands we are all placing on the services these facilities support,” remarks Lawson-Shanks.  “I am very pleased to join the Aligned Energy team and contribute to the growth of efficient, adaptable critical infrastructure required to facilitate the very platforms we rely on to navigate our personal and professional lives.”

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 Completes $375 Million Secured Loan with Goldman Sachs

Data center provider secures credit facility to support expansion plans and lower cost of capital

DALLAS (Sept. 25, 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 it has completed a $375 million secured credit facility with Goldman Sachs Bank USA.

This new loan provides Aligned Energy lower-cost capital to support the company’s substantial near- and long-term development objectives. The loan, inclusive of extension options, matures in October 2023.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of the transaction,” said Anubhav Raj, CFO of Aligned Energy. “The structure of this financing provides the necessary capital to facilitate the development of our expanding data center portfolio.”

“Along with the investment made by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners earlier this year as well as the continued support of BlueMountain Capital Management, this significant funding with Goldman Sachs positions us to aggressively address the exponential growth and strong demand we’re seeing in the industry,” added Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy.

The Aligned Energy team has operated more than 750 Megawatts and developed over $3.5 billion of data centers around the globe for some of the most discerning clients. The company has operational data center facilities in Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City, and a newly-announced 180-Megawatt campus in Ashburn, Virginia that is underway.

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 and power usage effectiveness for customers.

Dechert LLP served as legal counsel to Goldman Sachs USA on the financial transaction, while Cooley LLP represented Aligned Energy. 

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 Expands Executive team with New Chief Revenue Officer

DALLAS (Sept. 24, 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, is pleased to announce Eric Jacobs as new Chief Revenue Officer.

“Eric brings a wealth of industry knowledge and demonstrates an exceptional track record of success and leadership,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “We are thrilled to have someone of his stature and expertise joining the Aligned Energy team.”

In this new role, Jacobs will be responsible for all facets of sales, and solution architecture; including the development of sales and channel “go-to-market” strategies, lead contract negotiations, implementation of a robust sales support processes to ensure pipeline growth, revenue acquisition/projections, and customer success.

Before joining Aligned Energy, Jacobs worked at QTS Realty Trust for more than eight years and was most recently Executive Vice President of Sales, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company. While at QTS, he also served in several executive leadership roles including sales, operations and facilities.

Prior to QTS, Jacobs was Vice President of Sales at CMI, Executive Vice President of Sales and Officer for Pac-West, Senior Director of Enterprise Sales at Zayo Group (AboveNet Communications), and one of the original team members for Nextel Communications, Inc.

Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Corporate Management. He is also an active member in a variety of community organizations, currently serving as board member of the CIO Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for economically disadvantaged students seeking a degree in information technology.

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 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

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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