Ashburn, Va., located approximately 30 minutes from the U.S. capital, is the largest data center market in North America. Aligned sought to build a new flagship data center campus in Ashburn that would address the needs of hyperscalers, Platform-as-a- Service (PaaS) and cloud service providers that demand a highly dynamic, scalable, and future-proof data center solution. Leveraging a standardized supply chain methodology; an inventory of proprietary prefabricated, factory-built and tested power and cooling equipment; and best-in-class partners, Aligned constructed a 368,755 square-foot data center and built out the first fully-commissioned 12 MW of data center space, expandable to 60 MW, in less than six months.
When complete, the 26-acre, 180 MW master-planned data center campus will offer over 1 mm sq. ft. of space, ultimately drawing redundant, critical power from two diverse 230kV Dominion substations. Aligned’s adaptive data center will work to meet the growing need for high-density, highly efficient and scalable colocation solutions in Ashburn.