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.
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.
Headquarters: Plano, TX
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.
Aligned Energy has opened the doors at its first data center in Northern Virginia. Aligned Ashburn will showcase the company’s focus on efficiency and high-density cooling.
Aligned Energy continues to build its executive team with industry veterans. Michael Coleman, a veteran of leadership posts at Google and Yahoo, has joined Aligned as Global Head of Design and Delivery.
Some of the world’s largest investors are raising billions of dollars to invest in digital infrastructure, citing extraordinary demand for capital to fuel the shift to a data economy.
With the backing of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, Aligned sees an opportunity to work with hyperscale tenants in new ways, and innovate in data center sustainability and construction.
Andrew Schaap, CEO at Aligned Energy, explores the many ways to approach data center cooling. According to Schaap, to future-proof your data center cooling, it is best to start with an adaptive data center partner.
Hyperscalers, cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, and even enterprises with high density computing requirements commonly over provision to eliminate the risk of falling short of the necessary IT capacity to support future business growth. Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer at Aligned Energy, highlights how an adaptive, scalable data center can prevent over provisioning.
A new white paper from Aligned Energy — whose mission is in part to is to make critical infrastructure smart enough to continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact — offers a financial analyst update on the company led by some of today’s top wholesale cololcation providers.