Aligned: Aligned To Develop a 100MW Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah

Jun 23, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Aligned has announced that it is developing a new data center in Salt Lake, Utah. The data center will be called SLC-03, and it will be developed on its campus in West Jordan, Utah. The development will see Aligned add over 100MW capacity to the West Jordan campus. When this happens, it will add over double the capacity at the SLC-01 and SLC-02 data centers. In addition, SLC-03 will make use of Aligned’s patented Delta³ cooling technology and a waterless heat rejection system.

The CEO of Aligned, Andrew Schaap, said the new data center would be developed quickly to meet customer demands. He added that the facility would be developed with scalability and sustainability in mind. Schaap noted that this is Aligned’s fourth data center in Salt Lake, proving that the company is expanding in the area at a very high rate. He finally added that the company would continue expanding in the area if the customers demanded it.

ALigned's Press Release on June 22nd, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – June 22, 2022 – Aligned Data Centers, a leading technology infrastructure company offering innovative, sustainable and adaptive Scale Data Centers and Build-to-Scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers, announces its further expansion in the Salt Lake City market with the planned development of SLC-03, a new data center on its hyperscale campus in West Jordan, Utah. The Build-to-Scale project will add more than 100 MW of capacity to the campus in order to meet hyperscale demand for Aligned’s scalable and sustainable infrastructure. The Company’s advanced supply chain methodology and readily available vendor-managed inventory (VMI) enable an aggressive projected delivery timeframe.

“Our newest Build-to-Scale customer requires not only rapid construction timelines to keep pace with their accelerated growth, but seamlessly scalable, sustainable infrastructure that supports their environmental commitments, which are some of the most aggressive in the world,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “This is our fourth hyperscale data center in the Salt Lake City metro area – a market we entered just three-and-a-half years ago. Our expansion in the Silicon Slopes is a testament to Aligned’s continuous ability to deliver critical capacity quickly – wherever our customers require it.”

Aligned’s SLC-03 data center combines the Company’s patented and award-winning Delta³™ cooling technology with a state-of-the-art waterless heat rejection system, now its data center design standard. Advancing sustainability, Aligned’s Delta³ cooling systems enable customers to Expand on Demand™, incrementally scaling in place up to 50 kW per rack without stranding capacity.
"We are thrilled with Aligned Data Centers’ expansion announcement," says City of West Jordan Mayor, Dirk Burton. "The significant investment they are making in the City of West Jordan has a tremendous impact on our community.”

Utah’s Silicon Slopes offer data center customers a host of advantages to the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, including extensive connectivity options, comparatively low electricity and natural gas rates, and attractive renewable energy incentives surrounding solar and wind resources.  Additionally, qualified data center customers in Utah are exempt from sales tax on purchases of data center equipment with an economic life of at least one year that is used in their operations, making the state one of the lowest total cost of ownership markets in the U.S. The Salt Lake City Metro Area possesses a highly educated workforce that supports a growing technology ecosystem, which includes multiple high-profile companies as well as successful start-ups.