First Phase of Capacity Delivered and Formal Commissioning Underway at the Hyperscale Campus
ASHBURN, VA – SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces the completion of phase one of its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The initial 368,755 square-foot, 60 MW facility will be followed by a 409,000 square-foot, 120 MW development on the 26-acre campus. At full build, the planned Aligned Ashburn campus will offer over 1 MM square feet of space and 180 MW of total critical load in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia — the nation’s most robust data center market.
“Leveraging our standardized supply chain methodology, a dedicated, 50 MW, auto-replenished inventory pool, and best-of-breed partners, Aligned constructed two data halls and built out the first 12 MW of data center space, expandable to 60 MW, in less than six months,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Aligned Ashburn is among the fastest building permit to commissioning construction projects in the history of Ashburn’s critical infrastructure, delivering critical capacity in record time to meet the growing need for high-density, highly efficient and scalable colocation solutions in Ashburn.”
Ashburn continues to be the top choice for data center facilities due to its proximity to major population centers, affordable and reliable power, and favorable tax incentives. It is also home to the world’s densest fiber network. Aligned Ashburn sits atop these major fiber and conduit routes, providing access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. In fact, the Company’s new flagship Ashburn data center campus is located less than 800 feet from the original UUNET-managed MAE East Exchange — the first Internet Exchange Point (IXP).
Aligned Ashburn features the Company’s award-winning, patented cooling technology, Delta Cube (Delta³), which 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) and utilizing up to 80% less energy and 85% less water. Combined with Aligned’s patented CACTUS® unit, an air-cooled adiabatic assisted cooling system, this cooling solution delivers efficiency at any load, in any climate, and regardless of location to support customers’ sustainability goals.
For more information about Aligned and its Ashburn data center, visit: alignedev.wpengine.com/data-centers/ashburn/.