August 24, 2017

For many tech leaders, delivering capacity quickly and efficiently – today and tomorrow – is the #1 challenge. We help them solve it.

Quick take

  • Solving today’s capacity challenges is about mitigating the risk of not being able to support the needs of the business.
  • Solving tomorrow’s capacity challenges is about future-proofing current data center deployments against changes in IT requirements that will arise during the term of the lease as well as deploying new capacity at any scale around the world.
  • At Aligned, we respond to both the near-term challenges and the longer-term challenges with an adaptive data center approach.

“How do I get capacity as fast as possible, where I need it, whenever I need it, at the scale I need to keep the business going?” It’s a question we hear often from IT infrastructure leaders at technology companies and enterprises alike. For many of them, delivering capacity quickly and efficiently – today and tomorrow – is the #1 challenge they face.

“Capacity demand that is huge (and rising fast), unpredictable, in new markets, and variable challenges even the most sophisticated capacity planning models.” – Click to Tweet

Overcoming the capacity challenge is the subject of a new Aligned white paper, Solving the Capacity Challenge. In it we talk about the two-pronged approach to managing capacity: on one end, focused on delivering incremental capacity very quickly today; and on the other end, focused on developing new approaches to meet new capacity needs in the future.

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Delivering incremental capacity quickly while mitigating risk today

Solving today’s capacity challenges is about mitigating the risk of not being able to support the needs of the business – in other words, delivering capacity as quickly as possible to ensure the business can meet customers’ rapidly growing needs.

  • Delivering multi-megawatts of provisioned capacity in less than 12 weeks: Aligned specializes in delivering capacity quickly. We do it by combining highly scalable, factory-built components with pre-provisioned capacity on site that allows us to deliver multi-megawatts of provisioned capacity in less than 12 weeks.
  • Mitigating risk through customer centricity: The ability to bring capacity online quickly requires a reliable data center partner that will deliver – a data center partner that is easy to work with, from initial discussions about requirements all the way through to day-to-day operations.

“Solving tactical capacity challenges is about mitigating the risk of not being able to support the needs of the business.” – Click to Tweet

Developing new approaches to meet new capacity needs in the future

Solving tomorrow’s capacity challenges is about future-proofing current data center deployments. It’s also about the ability to deploy capacity at any scale around the world, including in emerging markets.

  • Future-proofing: Because demand for capacity is rising so fast, often unpredictable, and workloads increasingly variable, delivering capacity efficiently requires future-proofing current data center deployments against changes in IT requirements that will arise during the term of the lease. That includes supporting standard and high power densities and enabling scale both vertically and horizontally – without stranding power or space or having to reconfigure the data center footprint.
  • Deploying at any scale around the world: Because demand for capacity is rising fastest in new markets, meeting new capacity needs in the future will require the ability to deploy capacity at any scale (from 500 kW to 50 MW and everything in between) around the world, including in emerging markets that have infrastructure and resource challenges such as power reliability issues, power and water constraints, and human capital constraints.

“Solving strategic capacity challenges is about future-proofing current deployments against changes in IT requirements.” – Click to Tweet

At Aligned, we respond to today’s tactical challenges and tomorrow’s strategic challenges with an adaptive data center approach that enables us to deliver capacity quickly and mitigate risk today, and meet tomorrow’s needs by future-proofing the data center and confronting emerging market challenges. Learn more about how we do that in the white paper, Solving the Capacity Challenge. Check it out.