“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
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.
Big companies doing big things. That was the theme for September at Data Center Frontier. Reader favorites for the month included Google going even greener, Microsoft making servers last longer (by deploying them underwater), Facebook building bigger than ever, Amazon refining its edge strategy, and Equinix repositioning its brand.
The data center sector has evolved substantially over the last few years with both hyperscale demand and the influence of infrastructure funds changing historical patterns, and this year’s COVID-19 pandemic has added yet more to the mix.
Three Operators Raise $2.35 Billion as Demand for Internet Use Surges
Aligned Energy completed a $1b credit facility from a number of lenders.
Aligned has announced the completion of a $1 billion senior secured credit facility that is the first US data center sustainability-linked financing.
Aligned had the its best quarter ever in the middle of COVID-19 by one key metric
Aligned Closes on $1B Credit Facility, the ‘First-Ever U.S. Data Center Sustainability-Linked Financing’
It's one of the largest private debt raises in data center history, according to the company. With expansion plans and accelerated sustainability initiatives, Aligned's leadership says the company will champion "a slew of firsts" in the data center industry.