Aligned, an infrastructure technology company offering colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers (MSPs), has announced the expansion of its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, beginning construction on a second 120 MW facility in Loudoun County.
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.
This data center campus sits positioned atop fiber and conduit routes that offer access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. It would also be among the few in the region that will draw critical power from multiple diverse 230kV substations for maximum redundancy.
‘Adaptable Data Center Platform’
“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,” said 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 would offer 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 would ensure customers can meet aggressive speed-to-market targets and changing business requirements.