Aligned to add second hyperscale data center to Dallas-Fort Worth campus

Sept. 13, 2022
DFW-02 is the latest in a series of multi-megawatt facility projects Aligned has unveiled this year.

Aligned Data Centers says it will add a second data center, DFW-02, to its 19-acre hyperscale campus in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The new facility will comprise 220,000 sq. ft. and offer 36 MW of critical capacity across 185,000 sq. ft. of data hall space. DFW-02 will be located next to Aligned’s DFW-01 data center.

“The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has seen a steady rise in corporate relocations and expansions into the area.  DFW is experiencing a record year of data center absorption as it continues its growth as a vital interconnection hub for major cloud providers, large financial and insurance firms, and top-tier technology companies,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “The region’s booming industrial market, dense and diverse connectivity infrastructure, access to talent, pro-business environment, and abundant and affordable power, make Dallas an ideal location for Aligned to further expand its hyperscale data center campus footprint.”

DFW-02 is the latest in a series of multi-megawatt facility projects Aligned has unveiled this year. In addition to delivering two build-to-scale facilities in Chicagoland and the Salt Lake metro area, Aligned has announced plans for new hyperscale data centers on its existing Phoenix, Chicagoland, and West Jordan campuses, as well as two new, multi-facility hyperscale campuses in both Frederick County, MD, and Northern Virginia (see "Aligned Data Centers plans second data center campus in Northern Virginia").

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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