ASHBURN, Va. — Aligned announced the expansion of its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, beginning construction on a second 120-MW facility in Loudoun County. The expansion is driven by customer demand for additional capacity and Aligned’s Expand on Demand infrastructure in the data center market’s epicenter.

Building on Aligned’s existing 370,000-square-foot, 60-MW Ashburn data center completed in 2019, the new adjacent 513,000-square-foot facility will add 120 MW upon completion. At full build, Aligned’s master-planned Ashburn hyperscale campus will offer approximately 1 million square feet of space and 180 MW of capacity. The campus sits positioned atop fiber and conduit routes that offer access to more than 50 carriers in the immediate area. It is also among the few in the region that will draw critical power from multiple diverse 230-kV substations for maximum redundancy.

“The first phase of Aligned’s Ashburn data center campus was completed in approximately six months, and we’re now on target to deliver the initial phase of our second Ashburn facility, a fully-commissioned 40-MW, by the close of 2020,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “Aligned’s intelligent and adaptable data center platform, combined with an advanced supply chain methodology, ensures that customers can rapidly deploy infrastructure where and when they need it — anywhere in the world.”