Aligned Breaks Ground on Chicago Hyperscale Data Center Campus

Multi-tenant data center provider Aligned, delivering colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, has broken ground on its latest hyperscale data center campus in Chicago, Illinois.

The first data center being constructed on the 18.5-acre campus, known as ORD-01, is a 520,000 square-foot, 48 MW facility (expandable to 60 MW). Upon completion, Aligned’s Chicago data center campus will offer 100+ MW of capacity.

Located at 505 Northwest Avenue in Northlake, IL, ORD-01 will feature the Company’s patented and award-winning Delta3 cooling technology, which utilizes up to 80% less energy and 85% less water than traditional cooling systems to improve power usage effectiveness (PUE), reduce environmental impact, and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for customers. The Delta³ cooling systems allow customers to expand on-demand, incrementally scaling up to 50 kW per rack without stranding capacity.

Connectivity, 170MW Capacity

Photo Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned
We’re excited to bring our adaptive infrastructure and our ExpandOnDemand capabilities to serve the needs of fast-growing customers in the Chicago market,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.

ORD-01 is strategically positioned at the convergence of over 12 metro, long haul and international fiber networks, offering customers extensive local and global connectivity options.

With direct access to existing power and municipal utility resources, the facility will draw redundant, critical power from two on-site substations with 170 MW total capacity.

“Whether by rail, road, air, or network packet, Chicago has long served as a major infrastructure hub for the nation’s commerce and now, a rapidly transforming digital economy. We’re excited to bring our adaptive infrastructure and our ExpandOnDemand capabilities to serve the needs of fast-growing customers in the Chicago market,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “The city’s central location, attractive data center sales tax incentives, long-haul connectivity and access to ample renewable energy options make it an ideal site for hyperscalers, cloud companies, and multinational enterprises to deploy their mission-critical infrastructure.”

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