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Aligned announces data centre campus in Chicago

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Aligned Data Centers has completed the first phase of its new hyperscale data centre campus in Chicago – and has broken ground on a second adjacent facility.

The site, named Aligned ORD-01, comprises an area of 220,000 sqft and 48MW of capacity, with room to expand to 60MW. The second facility will be named Aligned ORD-02, and will total 228,768 sqft space with 36MW capacity, expanding to 52 MW if needed.

The campus will utilise Aligned’s Delta 3 cooling technology which features a waterless heat rejection system. According to the company, this will be part of its standard for data centre design going forward.

Aligned’s Chicago hyperscale data centre campus will draw redundant, critical power with 108 MW total capacity.

“Chicago’s centralised location, long-haul connectivity, and access to renewable energy options make it an ideal geostrategic destination for hyperscalers and multinational enterprises to deploy their mission-critical infrastructure,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.

“Bringing one hyperscale data centre online the same day that we break ground on a second facility is a testament not only to the demand for Aligned’s adaptive and sustainable data centre platform, but to our ability to deliver infrastructure at the velocity our customers need it, even in a supply-and power-constrained market such as Chicago, anywhere in the world.”

The announcement of the Chicago campus follows the opening of Aligned’s new waterless hyperscale data centre in the Phoenix Metro Area. It is the third deployment of Aligned’s planned 270MW of new development for 2022.

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