Sustainability has become a critical corporate value as consumers and even investors across a range of industries. Phill Lawson-Shanks of Aligned explores why sustainable data center infrastructure is critical for a sustainable future.
Aligned 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 densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). 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 sustainability, reliability and their bottom line.
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While a sustainability-linked loan can be used for any purpose, the hallmark of this debt instrument is that the borrower’s performance is measured against predetermined sustainability objectives which affect the interest rate, incentivizing improved performance over time. Anubhav Raj, CFO of Aligned, explores how sustainability-linked financing will influence the data center industry in years to come.
Our Executive Roundtable for 4Q 2021 explores four topics: the outlook for hyperscale computing in 2022, trends in enterprise IT spending, the key themes in data center cooling, and the potential impact of “metaverse” technologies on the data center industry.
Whatever form they take, metaverse technologies are bound to be resource-intensive applications. We asked our Roundtable experts to put on their futurist hats and explore what the metaverse might mean for digital infrastructure.
Water scarcity has focused attention on the volume of water required to cool thousands of servers. How will data centers adapt to this challenge? Our expert panel discusses the key themes in data center cooling and sustainability as we enter 2022.
Will the recovery in enterprise IT spending continue into 2022? Our Executive Roundtable discusses what to look for in digital modernization, hybrid IT and cloud repatriation and how these trends may impact demand for data centers.
The rapid growth of hyperscale computing is poised to continue in 2022, but supply chain performance will matter. Our Executive Roundtable features expert takes from EdgeConneX, Aligned, Iron Mountain Data Centers, Data Aire, Sabey Data Centers, Nortek Data Center Cooling, and Infrastructure Masons.
Capital, climate and cooling were the major themes that DCF readers were tracking closely last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in August 2021.
Aligned has arranged $1.75 billion in sustainable financing to acquire land and expand into new markets. The package includes $1.35 billion in securitized notes that qualify as sustainable loans, the first time a secured note has met that criteria.
Aligned has acquired property in Salt Lake City for a build-to-suit data center project for a large customer, continuing Aligned’s success in the fast-growing Utah data center market.