Aligned Energy expands Ashburn data centre campus



Ashburn data centre campus Ashburn data centre campus

Aligned Energy has announced that its hyperscale data centre campus in Ashburn, Virginia will be expanded to meet growing customer demand.

The company revealed that the campus will offer ~1 mm square feet of data centre, office and amenity space as well as 180MW of total critical load.

The Aligned Ashburn campus was built leveraging the company’s supply chain methodology, which is based on standardization, scalability, prefabrication and simplicity, according to the company.

“Ashburn continues to be a critical growth market and we’re excited to embark on delivering the next phase of capacity in ‘Data Centre Alley’,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.

“The sophistication of customers, as well as the level of development and demand in the region, require unprecedented speed to market and solution versatility that pushes beyond the boundaries of traditional data centre construction and operational methodologies.

“Designed to be truly adaptive and future-proof, the Aligned Ashburn campus attracts a broad range of customers and requirements, from the standard-density enterprise all the way up to the highest-density hyperscale organisation.”


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Aligned’s Ashburn campus provides ample connectivity, offering on and near-net access to more than 18 carriers, network fabrics, and major exchanges.

The company added that its Aligned Access solution enables its customers to expand their reach and dynamically connect to customers and partners; cloud, IT service and network providers; Internet Exchange (IX) platforms; and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) found within its Ashburn data centre.

Ashburn data centre exterior and interior

In September 2019, the company announced the completion of phase one of its Ashburn data centre campus in Virginia.

The company revealed that its new flagship Ashburn data centre campus is located less than 800 feet from the original UUNET-managed MAE East Exchange — the first Internet Exchange Point (IXP).

Aligned Energy did not disclose the amount it invested in the data centre campus.

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