Aligned Ashburn: Aligned Begins Construction on Second Hyperscale Data Center in Ashburn, VA (PR)

Jun 02, 2020 | Posted by Bob Tester

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA – JUNE 2, 2020 – 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 expansion of its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, beginning construction on a second 120 MW facility in Loudoun County. The expansion is driven by customer demand for additional capacity and Aligned’s Expand on Demand infrastructure in the data center market’s epicenter.

Building on Aligned’s existing 370,000 square-foot, 60 MW Ashburn data center completed in 2019, the adjacent new 513,000 square-foot facility will add 120 MW upon completion. At full build, Aligned’s master-planned Ashburn hyperscale campus will offer approximately 1 million square feet of space and 180 MW of capacity. The campus sits positioned atop fiber and conduit routes that offer access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. It is also among the few in the region that will draw critical power from multiple diverse 230kV substations for maximum redundancy.
“The first phase of Aligned’s Ashburn data center campus was completed in approximately six months, and we’re now on target to deliver the initial phase of our second Ashburn facility, a fully-commissioned 40 MW, by the close of 2020,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Aligned’s intelligent and adaptable data center platform, combined with an advanced supply chain methodology, ensures that customers can rapidly deploy infrastructure where and when they need it — anywhere in the world.” 

Aligned’s advanced supply chain methodology offers a simple, repeatable model for customers to expand in new or existing markets across the globe. This standardized supply chain includes a 50-MW auto-replenished pool of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), ready for immediate deployment and comprised of prefabricated, factory-built and tested power and cooling equipment. Aligned’s factory-produced, modular Expand on Demand infrastructure and robust supplier relationships ensure customers meet aggressive speed-to-market targets, mitigate risk and deploy a scalable solution that meets changing business requirements.

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