News & Events

Aligned Energy unveils plans for US pay-as-you-go mega data centres

Company plans to open six data centres on a pay per use basis.

Colo Aligned Data Centres, the data centre arm of Aligned Energy, is planning to build a $300 million facility in Plano, Texas.

The facility is planned to start operations next November, and it is one of the six planned infrastructures to be built in the US, according to the company.

The data centre, to be located at 2800 Summit Avenue, will have 300,000 square feet of commercial space and 30MW of power.

Jakob Carnemark, CEO at Aligned Energy, told Dallas Business Journal, the Plano region is “a very good market from a fibre and power perspective”.

The company added that it will first build 100,000 square feet of colo space on the 16 acre space in Plano.

Chris James, EMEA Marketing Director at Virtual Instruments, told CBR: “With cloud outsourcing at full pace for non-critical, non-competitive advantage applications there is still space for more data centres [in the US market].

“The way they will grow to be trusted with more important applications is to provide a performance SLA, rather than availability.