Sharp HealthCare Selects Aligned as Data Center Provider


Aligned, an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise and managed service providers, today announced that Sharp HealthCare, a preeminent not-for-profit healthcare provider based in San Diego, has signed a multi-year colocation contract for Aligned’s adaptive data center in Phoenix, AZ.

“As San Diego’s leading healthcare system, our citizens rely on Sharp Healthcare’s commitment to patient-centered medical excellence,” said Sharp HealthCare President and CEO Michael Murphy. “We selected Aligned as our colocation partner for numerous reasons but one major differentiator was their flexibility and their ability to deploy varying density within aisles. This was important in our decision process because as we continue to grow and expand our services, we needed an experienced partner who can future-proof our data center needs and scale with us on demand as we need to.”

Aligned’s data center infrastructure is unique in that it responds to both standard and dynamic workloads with flexible rack densities of up to 50 kW, or 1000 watts per square foot, enabling customers to deploy computational applications without latency or disruption.

“Additionally, Aligned’s data center is considered a ‘sustainable redevelopment project,’ which qualifies us for Arizona’s equipment sales tax exemption for 20 years, significantly lowering our total IT infrastructure costs,” added Murphy.

“Sharp HealthCare is in the incredibly important business of saving lives, and the company has built a reputation of providing the highest medical service to its patients,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “We’re delighted to support them to ensure their dynamic workloads are met with 100% uptime so that they remain at the forefront of medical innovation and compassionate care.”

Dedicated to continuously improving economic and environmental performance, Aligned’s footprint-based business model and flexible intelligent infrastructure solutions scale with client demand. With Aligned’s patented, award-winning heat removal cooling technology and guaranteed Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15, Sharp HealthCare will consume 85% less water and up to 80% less energy than capacity deployed in traditional facilities. Coinciding with Sharp HealthCare’s “Always Green” corporate sustainability campaign, this hyper-efficient ecosystem will lower Sharp HealthCare’s total cost of ownership, resulting in an estimated $12 million reduction of capital and operating expenses over the next seven years.

About Sharp HealthCare

Sharp HealthCare, San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp HealthCare system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, and numerous outpatient facilities and programs.

About Aligned

Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. 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 reliability and their bottom-line.