Aligned, a sustainable technology company with a mission to innovate and optimize infrastructure within Data Centers to eliminate waste of materials, energy and water to dramatically reduce the environmental and economic impact of the digital world, announced today that its ultra-efficient colocation data center in Phoenix has been selected by the Global Data Center Alliance as the winner of the 2016 “Data Center Energy Efficiency Project of the Year” award.
“With the entire state of Arizona focused on minimizing water and energy consumption, Aligned’s industry-changing technology allowed them to stand out as the clear winner in the Energy Efficiency category,” said Jeffrey Dorf, President of the Global Data Center Alliance.
“Data centers are major users of water and power, and the key place where innovation must continue to happen as the industry prepares for expansion in this growing digital economy,” said Jakob Carnemark, founder and CEO of Aligned. “This award acknowledges innovative companies and technologies that are advancing the data center industry in becoming greener, leaner and more economical. We are honored to be recognized as a vital part of this movement, and are committed to further identifying solutions to transform our industry to help create a better tomorrow.”
Embodying this commitment, Aligned’s Phoenix facility is one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the U.S. Here’s a breakdown of why the 550,000 square foot, 62-megawatt data center continues to set a new precedent for data center efficiency:
- Pay-for-Use: Aligned’s industry-first consumption-based pricing model allows companies to provision capacity that is more flexible and can be used at any density. This provides them with the option to lease critical infrastructure based on current requirements with the flexibility to expand at any time. Because of the tremendous efficiency of this model and Aligned’s technology platforms, total operating costs are up to 70% less.
- Heat Removal: Aligned’s award-winning highly-optimized modular heat removal cycle supports mixed rack densities up to 25kW and higher, reduces water consumption by up to 85 percent and energy use by up to 80 percent in data centers. This year, the technology received the prestigious 2016 Edison Award in the Smart Grids & Servers category. Fast Company also recognized the heat removal technology as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Energy.
Led by a highly-seasoned team of industry veterans with decades of experience building, engineering and operating hyper-scale scale data centers, Aligned is dedicated to developing and delivering next-generation data centers that eliminate operational inefficiencies through transformative, advanced technological and business solutions.