Aligned commences construction on second data centre hub in Ashburn

Aligned Ashburn Building II

The company says the expansion is driven by the customer demand for additional capacity and Aligned’s expand on demand infrastructure in the data centre market’s epicentre.

Aligned has announced the expansion of its hyperscale data centre campus in Ashburn, Virginia, beginning construction on a second 120 MW facility in Loudoun County.

Building on Aligned’s existing 370,000 sqf, 60 MW Ashburn data centre completed in 2019, the adjacent new 513,000-sqf facility will add 120 MW upon completion.

At full build, the company’s hyperscale campus will offer approximately one million sqf of space and 180 MW of capacity.

The company said that the campus sits positioned atop fibre and conduit routes that offer access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area.

It is also among the few in the region that will draw critical power from multiple diverse 230kV substations for maximum redundancy.


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“The first phase of Aligned’s Ashburn data centre 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 centre 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 offers a model for customers to expand in new or existing markets across the globe.

This standardised supply chain includes a 50-MW auto-replenished pool of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), ready for deployment and comprised of prefabricated, factory-built and tested power and cooling equipment.

The company added that Aligned’s factory-produced, modular Expand on Demand infrastructure and supplier relationships ensure customers meet aggressive speed-to-market targets, mitigate risk and deploy a scalable solution that meets changing business requirements.

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