“Aligned is the first data center provider we have seen to architect itself from day one to deliver a more reliable platform.
From its use of the most reliable cooling platform we have ever evaluated, to its selection of generation platforms, they are the first provider to focus on reliability centered improvements from design through operations.”
STEVE FAIRFAX, MTECHNOLOGY
Sustainability is at the core of Aligned's DNA and the foundation for our growth. Watch to see how ING and Aligned worked together to help accelerate customers’ sustainability strategies, reduce carbon emissions and help combat climate change.
Two decades ago, graphics processing units, or GPUs, were used primarily to accelerate the rendering of 3D graphics for applications such as video gaming. However, it wasn’t before long that computer scientists realized that GPUs showed immense promise in solving some of the world’s most intractable computing problems.
The completion of the initial phase of Aligned’s SLC-02 will add significant capacity for organizations needing adaptive, efficient and scalable data center infrastructure for their growing cloud and application workloads.
Data center real estate grew 21 percent in 2020 and it’s looking like 2021 will be a record year for the data center sector. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports from Aligned's data center, IAD-01, in Ashburn, VA.
Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap recently participated in the "Where does net zero sit in the digital infrastructure investment landscape?" panel at DCD>Towards Net-Zero, where he discussed how the importance of sustainability is creating a shift in the investment landscape.
Last year’s sudden and unforeseen COVID-19 crisis revealed what was already becoming obvious—technology has infiltrated almost all aspects of daily life, creating more and more data that needs to be processed and stored, optimally in a purpose-built data center.
The beauty of Aligned’s cooling technology is its versatility and modularity. Our customers can initiate at one density profile and scale vertically up to 50kW per rack at their own pace without exotic cooling solutions or a large number of moving parts to maintain.
There’s no better time to turn to an industry’s leaders and experts for advice and strategies than during turbulent times. And 2020 fit the bill. Part of Data Center Frontier’s mission is education. In our Voices of the Industry feature, we share the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation.
In a year of rapid change and heightened uncertainty, the data center industry changed in ways that could resonate for years to come.
Demand for capacity has surged this year, and building projects have continued, despite changes required during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the opening panel of the online-only Datacenter Dynamics event.
Relative to a plethora of industries seeing capital flow into them, digital infrastructure has seen over $100 billion flow into the space over the past handful of years, and according to Anubhav Raj, CFO, Aligned, that trend is expected to continue.
Aligned recently completed a $1 billion senior secured credit facility that it claims is one of the largest private debt raises in this sector’s history, and the first of its kind that links financing to sustainability.
Delta³ cooling systems allow customers to Expand on Demand, incrementally scaling in place up to 50 kW per rack without stranding capacity, which also improves sustainability.
Aligned’s Delta³ cooling technology utilises up to 80% less energy and 85% less water to improve power usage effectiveness (PUE), reduce environmental impact and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for customers.
Aligned’s new patented Delta³ cooling system can run using just 20% of the energy usually required to power a data centre cooling system.
Even as data centers increase computing density
Energy efficiency isn’t just good for the climate. For data center firms, it’s also good business.
Data flows through almost everything we do, from powering our smartphones to streaming our favorite shows to networking businesses around the world - and its use is increasing exponentially.