Lee Kestler, Aligned and Amazon Web Services were among those honored as the Northern Virginia Technology Council recognized the industry’s accomplishments at its 2020 Virginia Data Center Awards.
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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Tim Shaheen, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development at Aligned, explores what’s required to bring us into the next chapter of our digital future.
Aligned will begin building a massive 120-megawatt data center in Northern Virginia, continuing a trend toward larger facilities to support rapid cloud growth.
Andrew Schaap, CEO at Aligned explores how adaptive, intelligent and sustainable infrastructure will be able to meet future data demands. This includes build-to-suit data center approaches.
Amid soaring demand for digital infrastructure, data center developer Aligned has increased its secured credit facility to $575 million, citing “consistently strong” customer demand.
Aligned will add 30 megawatts of new capacity at its Ashburn data center, citing recent leasing success and strong demand in Northern Virginia. The expansion comes just five months after Aligned opened the site.
Aligned has matched the entire IT load of its data centers with renewable energy, as part of a holistic sustainability program spanning all parts of its operations.
Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO and Sustainability Committee Chair at Aligned Energy hones in on sustainable data centers, and what a “new breed” of data centers focused on energy efficiency will look like.
Northern Virginia, the largest data center in the market, is seeing a surge in supply and an even bigger surge in demand. Ashburn, Va., within this market experiencing hyper growth, is known as “data center alley.” A new white paper from Aligned Energy provides a case study and outlines one data center provider’s process in building in the top colocation market in North America with the launch of Aligned Ashburn.
Aligned Energy has lined up a $495 million secured credit facility, from investors led by Goldman Sachs, which will fund data center expansions in Dallas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.