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Aligned has completed the first phase of its hyperscale data center campus in Northlake, IL and launched construction on phase two

Aligned Completes First Phase of Hyperscale Data Center Campus 

Aligned Data Centers has completed the first phase of its hyperscale data center campus in Northlake, IL. Aligned ORD-01, a 220,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt data center (expandable to 60 MW) launches simultaneously with the groundbreaking of a second, adjacent facility, ORD-02. Upon completion, Aligned’s 18.5-acre Chicagoland campus will offer two multi-story facilities and 100-plus MW of capacity.  

“Chicago’s centralized 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.   

Positioned at the convergence of more than 12 metro, long haul and international fiber networks, ORD-01 and ORD-02 will offer customers extensive local and global connectivity options in support of a rapidly transforming digital economy. With direct access to existing power and municipal utility resources, the hyperscale data center campus will draw redundant, critical power with 108 MW total capacity, says Aligned.. 

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