Aligned Receives Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval

Aligned’s Phoenix and Salt Lake City facilities certified for data center management and operations excellence

DALLAS (January 30, 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 that its Phoenix and Salt Lake City data centers have been awarded the Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval from Uptime Institute.

“Achieving Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval validates that Aligned’s mission-critical infrastructure meets the highest industry standard for operational excellence and upholds our responsibility to ensure consistent, transparent data center management and operations processes,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.  “Our team is laser-focused on eliminating risk and cost exposure, as well as applying best practices across our facilities and operations, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to existing and future customers.”

The M&O Stamp of Approval demonstrates organizational excellence across operations, risk management and efficiency, certifying that Aligned’s data centers are operated reliably and efficiently to support 24×7 uptime performance and minimize the risk of errors and failures that could impact digital business platforms.  The stamp provides an unbiased, independent assessment, validating the company’s critical facilities management and operations practices, which encompass staffing and organization practices, maintenance and operations activities, management, and upstream planning and decision-making.

“We congratulate Aligned on achieving the M&O Stamp of Approval in their Phoenix and Salt Lake City data centers,” said Matt Stansberry, Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute. “They understand the need for consistency in operations across data centers, and the value of assessing operations to achieve best practices for both the operation and its customers.”