Aligned Data Centers, a fast-growing colocation provider in the North American market with 850,000 square feet of energy-efficient space available, has announced that it will offer consumption-based pricing to enterprises, service providers and governments who require greater control of data center cost and faster time-to-market.
Most data centers are built to support static power requirements and fixed densities. Forecasting future IT demand is difficult and results in stranded power and space. Data center customers are often forced to commit to long-term contracts for power they may never use. This limits their ability to control the capacity they need to meet the needs of their business.
To offer more flexibility and speed in how colocation customers deploy and scale their data centers, Aligned Data Centers has announced its consumption-based pricing model – eliminating the risk in forecasting future IT demand and providing the flexibility and speed companies require to adjust data center capacity as their business needs change.
“The current approach to the data center needs to evolve to keep pace with changing IT needs”, said Jakob Carnemark, CEO for Aligned Data Centers. “Today, the cloud makes it possible to access compute and storage on-demand, scale quickly, and only pay for what you use. We are delivering the same approach to the data center and are able to help our clients cut their colocation contract commitments by up to 75%.”
Aligned Data Centers was formed by a group of industry veterans with more than 25 years of experience designing, engineering, building, and operating production data centers for some of the largest Internet, telecommunications, and financial services organizations. Aligned Data Centers is backed by New York based BlueMountain Capital Management.
Data Centers In Texas and Arizona
Construction is nearing completion on the company’s Plano, Texas data center. When finished, the 30 Megawatt data center will enable Aligned Data Centers’ clients to deploy multiple power densities within the same row and scale from 1-25kW per rack. In addition to the Plano data center, Aligned Data Centers has also started construction of a massive 550,000 square foot, 65 Megawatt data center in Phoenix, Arizona.
“We have seen a tremendous amount of interest in our pay-for-use approach and are in advanced discussions with a number of large clients at both locations,” said Ron Kolber, Executive Vice President of Sales for Aligned Data Centers.
The company will be expanding its North American footprint to four other markets including California, Illinois, Virginia, and New Jersey.