Aligned Data Centers is continuing its rapid expansion across the U.S. data center market. Today the company announced plans to enter the fast-growing hyperscale computing hub in Hillsboro, Oregon, where Aligned will create a 27-acre, 108 MW data center campus.
Hillsboro has emerged as one of the fastest-growing data center markets over the past year. The region benefits from a favorable cost environment, including a prominent enterprise zone and Oregon’s business-friendly tax policies—as well as a climate that’s ideal for keeping servers cool.
As a result, Hillsboro has become a favored market for data center developers serving hyperscale users. Aligned will join Digital Realty, QTS Data Centers, STACK Infrastructure, NTT Global Data Centers, Flexential in offering capacity in Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland.
“The rapidly expanding Hillsboro data center market offers a host of advantages to hyperscale and large enterprise customers, especially as compared to other Western data center locations,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Hillsboro offers a business-friendly environment, affordable power and renewable energy options, diverse metro and long-haul connectivity to major cities and tech hubs such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, as well as proximity to international subsea cable networks that reduce latency between the U.S. and high-growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”
The new campus caps a year of accelerated growth for Aligned, which saw the launch of new sites or expansions of existing facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Frederick County in Maryland, Northern Virginia, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City, as well as its recently announced planned acquisition of LATAM data center provider, ODATA.
Aligned's Hillsboro campus is master-planned for two new buildings. The initial data center is expected to offer 72 MW of critical capacity, while the second building is currently planned for 36 MW. The campus is strategically located within the region of the State of Oregon’s Enterprise Zone program. The campus has access to abundant power, with 120 MW of utility capacity.
The campus will combine Aligned’s Delta³ cooling technology with a waterless heat rejection system, preserving local water resources, while the region’s mild climate will help further reduce power usage and costs associated with data center cooling.
Aligned is a technology infrastructure developer that solves data center capacity management challenges through innovation in cooling and the supply chain. Aligned’s ability deliver capacity quickly has been a key selling point for large customers, and procuring land has become an especially important strategy for these clients.