Aligned Data Centers expands presence in Northern Virginia

Technology infrastructure company, Aligned Data Centers, has announced its continuing expansion in Northern Virginia with the development of a second hyperscale data centre campus located in Sterling.

Planned for two new buildings, the 10-acre campus will enable Aligned to continue meeting the demands of its hyperscale customers for adaptive and rapidly scalable infrastructure in the largest data centre market in the world.

Phase one delivery of the campus’ first facility, IAD-03, is targeted for Fall 2023. Once complete, the ‘build-to-scale’ deployment is planned to culminate in a four-story, 72 MW, 430,000 square foot hyperscale data centre.

“Speed-to-market, scalability and sustainability have long been considered ground zero for hyperscale customers, and Aligned’s unmatched ability to successfully navigate strategic site selection challenges such as power and land constraints, supply chain issues, and energy efficiency and sustainability requirements is critical to meeting these needs,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.

“Our team is laser-focused on eliminating the risks and cost exposures associated with new builds, and with our advanced supply chain methodology and experienced global partners, Aligned can deliver infrastructure anywhere an organisation’s business growth demands, providing incrementally scalable data center capacity – aligned with our customers’ designs or ours – in unprecedented timeframes.”

Aligned’s IAD-03 hyperscale data centre campus will be carrier-neutral and positioned atop fibre and conduit routes that offer access to one of the highest concentrations of high-capacity dark fibre providers, major long-haul fibre carriers, and international networks in the US. The campus will provide multi-layer physical access control security, including mantraps and dual-factor authentication, with both security and operations personnel stationed on site at all times.

Aligned says that its adaptive data centre platform provides the flexibility to accommodate the scale and increasing densification of today’s computing environments. At the same time, reinforced by its solid capital foundation, Aligned employs an advanced supply chain methodology in building data centers, ensuring that high-growth, high-capacity customers are able to achieve speed-to-market, on-time project delivery, and scale with minimal exposure to risk. Energy efficiency and sustainability begin with how Aligned designs, constructs, and operates its scale and build-to-scale data centers, which includes the company’s Delta3 cooling technology, which lowers customers’ total cost of ownership while advancing their commitments to sustainability.

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