Employee Spotlight: Joe Hare, Construction Manager

In our most recent employee spotlight, Joe Hare, Construction Manager speaks about how he got started in the data center industry (he’s been in this career for 14 years). He also talks about the most adventurous thing he’s done and what he’s most looking forward to. 

Employee Spotlight: Jarod Patton, Director of Operations in Phoenix

In this employee spotlight, Jarod shares his reasons for joining the data center industry and talks about what he finds most fulfilling about working at Aligned Data Centers. He also gives a glimpse into his personal life by sharing his favorite movie (it’s a classic!) and where you can typically find him on the weekends.

An Adaptive Data Center Aligned with your Sustainability Goals

“Sustainability isn’t a passing trend, or box to check. It’s a disruptive and competitive advantage to data center operations and a key pillar of the environmental commitment of our global hyperscale and enterprise customers.” Mercy Manning, VP of Sales & Sustainability

Employee Spotlight: Lorraine Swicicki, VP Service Delivery & Customer Success

In our latest employee spotlight Lorraine Swicicki, Aligned’s VP, Service Delivery & Customer Success shares advice for those looking to grow their careers, tells us why she joined Aligned Data Centers, and what she’s passionate about outside of the office. The culture of a company is very important, and as I met other folks that I would […]

Aligned Customer Centricity & Success

At Aligned, we understand that ensuring the success of our customers starts with a deep understanding of their core needs and continuous innovation in the areas that matter most to them. Aligned’s Chief Revenue Officer, Eric Jacobs discusses how Aligned works hand-in-hand with the most sophisticated companies on the planet. “As a trusted data center […]

Innovate, Disrupt, Repeat

The word innovate comes from the Latin verb “innovatus,” roughly meaning to renew, or restore, but also to change.  Its etymological path has since evolved more broadly, indicating “to bring in new things and alter established practices.” In this sense, the word suggests what business theorists call “disruptive innovation,” which is innovation that creates a new market – a new standard for excellence.

Signed, Stamped and Delivered

Aligned Phoenix and Salt Lake Data Centers Receive Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval The Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval validates the critical facilities management and operations practices of an existing data center. Earning this prestigious credential demonstrates a data center provider’s commitment to excellence, aligns its teams with a consistent set of […]

Salt Lake City, the Data Center Industry’s Silicon Slopes, Just Became Even More Attractive

The Salt Lake City region has long been a desirable data center location whose many advantages include extensive fiber infrastructure, low electricity and natural gas rates, renewable energy resources, and a “cold desert” climate that enables ambient cooling techniques, thus reducing data center cooling costs. Up until very recently, however, the one critical criterion that […]

Aligned Tops Out Its Second Ashburn, VA Hyperscale Data Center

December 3 marked an exciting milestone for the entire Aligned team as we “topped off” our second hyperscale data center in Ashburn, VA alongside our general contractor HITT, other construction partners and representatives from Loudoun County. HITT representative Mike Abe kicked off the celebration by congratulating all involved and inviting team members to sign a […]

Aligned’s Phill Lawson-Shanks and Mercy Manning Join REBA Advisory Board

Phill Lawson-Shanks, Aligned’s Chief Innovation Officer, and Mercy Manning, Vice President, Sales and Sustainability Strategy, have joined the Advisory Board of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA). REBA is an alliance of large clean energy buyers, energy providers, service providers and NGO partners that are unlocking the energy marketplace to lead a rapid transition to […]

Not Losing Sight of Sustainability

Published by: Andrew Schaap – CEO at Aligned Data Centers  Even as most all of our daily activities have moved online and people en masse enter the digital space to work and learn from home — increasing IT loads at unprecedented levels that no one in our industry could have anticipated — now is not the […]

Four Elements to Consider for High-density Data Centers

Speed to market, flexibility, and scalability have become mission-critical for hyperscale platforms and large enterprises when expanding or upgrading existing infrastructure. Meteoric growth and unprecedented scalability demands are outpacing what high capacity data center customers, such as cloud and platform providers and enterprise organizations, want to produce in their own facilities. Moreover, when expanding into […]

Applying Military Precision to the Data Center Supply Chain

“Today’s rapidly changing world, marked by increased speed and dense interdependencies, means that organizations everywhere are now facing dizzying challenges, from global terrorism to health epidemics to supply chain disruption to game-changing technologies. These issues can be solved only by creating sustained organizational adaptability through the establishment of a team of teams.” ― General Stanley […]

Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap Named to D CEO’s “Dallas 500” List

Aligned is proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Schaap, was named to D CEO’s annual list of the 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas. The Dallas 500 celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas from more than 60 business categories. Produced by the editors of D CEO, the Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at […]