Aligned Data Centers, a division of Aligned Energy, has announced the grand opening of its “ultra-efficient” data center in Plano, Texas. With the first phase complete, the Aligned Plano data center, situated on a 19-acre campus at 2800 Summit Avenue, offers 108,000-square feet of space and 12.5 megawatts of power. At full build, the site will provide 300,000-square-feet of space and 30 megawatts of power.
What makes the Aligned Plano data center unique is not how much space and power it offers, but rather how little water the data center uses. Similarly sized traditional data centers would consume approximately 51 million gallons of water per year. The Aligned Plano data center utilizes an advanced cooling system that would consume up to 85% less water – a significant savings “and enough to support more than 460,000 households’ daily water use.”
In addition to the water savings, the Aligned Plano data center has a calculated PUE of 1.15 – which is quite energy efficient. Further, this mega data center employs the latest power infrastructure. Capable of supporting dynamic power densities from 1-25kW per rack, customers can control the scale of their data center without having to add more space or reconfigure their existing racks.
“I am proud of the work our team has done to bring this data center online,” said Jakob Carnemark, CEO for Aligned Energy. “For years, the industry has been asking for a better way to deliver reliability, efficiency, and agility in the data center. I’m happy to announce that the day has come.”
Pay-for-Use Data Center
Last August, Aligned Data Centers 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.
While all eyes are on the Aligned Plano data center now, construction is in full swing on the company’s massive 550,000 square foot, 69MW data center in Phoenix, Arizona. Site selection is also underway in California, Illinois, Virginia, and New Jersey to round out the company’s core North America data center portfolio.
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.