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Aligned's Salt Lake Metro data centre goes live

10 March 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Aligned has completed its second data centre in the Salt Lake Metro Area, located in West Jordan, Utah.

The new 48MW, 240,000 sqf facility is the second data centre to be built on Aligned’s Salt Lake Metro data centre campus. The facility will have the ability to expand to 60MW.

“Aligned’s second Salt Lake facility, our latest greenfield deployment, underscores our commitment to delivering adaptive and sustainable data centre infrastructure to meet customer demand in the Silicon Slopes and beyond,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.

“The growth of this vibrant Western technology hub, combined with some of the most attractive tax incentives in the U.S., has prompted many companies to deploy infrastructure in the Salt Lake City region.

“The completion of the initial phase of Aligned’s SLC-02 will add significant capacity for organisations needing adaptive, efficient and scalable data centre infrastructure for their growing cloud and application workloads.”

The data centre will feature the company’s Delta³ cooling technology, which utilises up to 80% less energy and 85% less water than traditional cooling systems to improve power usage effectiveness (PUE) and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for customers.

Delta³ cooling systems allow customers to Expand on Demand, incrementally scaling in place up to 50 kW per rack without stranding capacity, according to the company.

“We’re thrilled to see Aligned expand their local campus, delivering on an additional phase and expanded capacity in the City of West Jordan,” added City of West Jordan Mayor, Dirk Burton.

“This tremendous investment will not only help foster the fantastic technology industry growth that’s taking place along the Wasatch Front, but also signals confidence in our strong, home-grown workforce and aggressively pro-business environment.”

The Salt Lake City Metro Area is a growing technology centre with extensive connectivity options and alternative energy incentives.

The State of Utah has some of the lowest electricity and natural gas rates in the US, and renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are also growing.