From an advanced, standardized supply chain methodology that streamlines delivery, to our patented Delta³ cooling technology that enables scale and efficiency without the added CapEx, VSAS™ defines Aligned’s data center platform, and how it sets itself apart from the rest.
VSAS Data Center Platform
Aligned’s data center platform and operations are underpinned by four pillars that we refer to as VSAS™ — Velocity, Scalability, Adaptability, and Sustainability.
Speed matters. Demand for wholesale data center space is on the rise, and today’s deployments must achieve the necessary speed-to-market and scale with minimal exposure to risk factors, which can lead to inflated capital and operational expenses.
Leveraging a standardized supply chain methodology, proven technologies and best-of-breed partners, Aligned’s data center builds can be delivered in as few as six months. We can also provision initial deployments of 2 to 20+ MWs of capacity, and scale beyond in as little as 12 weeks.
In order to accelerate project timelines, mitigate quality issues, and reduce cost, Aligned’s supply chain methodology is underpinned by:
- available inventory, ready for quick deployment and comprised of prefabricated, factory-built and tested power and cooling equipment;
- a standardized electrical kit and complete cooling inventory program from heat rejection to heat absorption; and
- a broad and highly experienced talent pool.
Aligned’s standardized supply chain provides customers with a simple and repeatable model for expansion in new or existing markets. At any given point in time, Aligned vendors hold an approximately 50 MW, auto-replenished pool of available inventory, ready for immediate deployment and comprised of prefabricated, factory-built and tested power and cooling equipment.
Scale in place, dynamically. Aligned’s award-winning, patented cooling technology, Delta Cube (Delta³), allows customers to deploy infrastructure where and when they need it, and reconfigure quickly and seamlessly (and usually within the same footprint) as their requirements change.
With Delta³, workload densities can scale in place without having to reconfigure existing infrastructure, disperse equipment, or require large-scale investments to augment floors for increasing heat loads. Customers can initiate at one density profile and scale up to 50 kW per rack without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).
Aligned’s Delta³ Array provides approximately 225 kW of heat rejection in just four feet, compared to the same amount provided by several large traditional Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units.
Future-proof. Unpredictable usage and growth models are becoming table stakes, requiring a new breed of adaptable infrastructure that enables customers to deploy infrastructure quickly as needed (and reconfigure seamlessly if necessary) as their businesses grow. This allows customers to truly future-proof their IT environments.
Aligned’s colocation and Build-to-Scale solutions are designed with this flexibility in mind. Intelligent infrastructure, combined with incrementally scalable technology and a nimble, standardized supply chain allow us to more dynamically meet customer needs.
Go green. Aligned was founded on the premise of solving the world’s toughest challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage. Our platform is focused on helping companies deliver greater business value with less costly energy and infrastructure resources.
Aligned’s data center offering requires up to 80% less power (significantly reducing tenant Total Cost of Operation [TCO]); up to 85% less water with the ability to run waterless as required, significantly reducing points of failure and expense; and up to a 40% lower cost of infrastructure.
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