Aligned Data Centers to offer consumption-based pricing

Aligned Data Centers a division of Aligned Energy, says it will offer consumption-based pricing to customers of its data center services. Target customers include enterprises, service providers, and governments.

Aligned Data Centers a division of Aligned Energy, says it will offer consumption-based pricing to customers of its data center services. Target customers include enterprises, service providers, and governments.

The company says construction work on its data center in Plano, TX, is nearly complete. The 30-MW facility will enable customers to deploy multiple power densities within the same row and scale from 1-25 kW per rack. The multi-tenant data center also will be designed to consumer 85% less water than traditional air-cooled systems and enable Aligned Data Centers to guarantee a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15.

Aligned Data Centers also has begun construction of a 550,000 square foot, 65 MW data center in Phoenix, AZ.

The company will use the consumption-based pricing as a differentiator. Data centers typically lock clients into long-term contracts for power, Aligned Data Centers says. The consumption-based approach will prove more cost-effective and flexible, company executives say.

"The current approach to the data center needs to evolve to keep pace with changing IT needs," said Jakob Carnemark, CEO for Aligned Data Centers. "Today, the cloud makes it possible to access compute and storage on-demand, scale quickly, and only pay for what you use. We are delivering the same approach to the data center and are able to help our clients cut their colocation contract commitments by up to 75%."

Aligned Data Centers is backed by New York based BlueMountain Capital Management. The company plans to expand its North American footprint to four other markets in California, Illinois, Virginia, and New Jersey.

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