Aligned continues to take advantage of Arizona’s tax incentives and low costs with new land acquisitions for a sustainable Phoenix mega campus. The Phoenix market is increasingly desirable for data center operators looking for a hub serving the West Coast. Arizona’s reliable power grid has access to renewable energy sources like solar and wind. The grid, coupled with low business and operating costs make Phoenix attractive. The state also has a much lower risk of natural disasters than some of its neighbors, such as California.
MicroAge, The Digital Transformation Experts®, announced the acquisition of cStor, a leading provider of cybersecurity, modern infrastructure, and digital transformation solutions. The acquisition will expand MicroAge’s robust digital transformation service offerings to provide enhanced solutions and services for its clients, including a mature cybersecurity practice as well as extensive data center delivery and networking engineering expertise.
Even though the first phase is still under construction, Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), the parent company of Facebook, announced Wednesday that it is expanding the scope of its data center project in Mesa. In the summer of 2021 — under the pseudonym Redale LLC — Meta acquired 396 acres in Mesa on the southeast corner of Elliot and Ellsworth Roads for $123.2 million where it said it would build a $800 million data center. The first phase, which includes two buildings, is already under construction.
Pittsburgh-based Expedient opened its first Phoenix data center Tuesday, a 45,000-square-foot, 2.4-megawatt data center that had been formerly operated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Blue Cross Blue Shield will continue to be the anchor tenant at the data center, Bryan Smith, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Expedient, said.
The convergence of successful adversary attacks on United States Critical Infrastructure with the current transition of power in the White House will prove to mark a significant milestone in U.S. policy and regulations, affecting cybersecurity in the U.S. and our federal government’s response to the escalating threat.
Sustainable finance is part of a greener bottom line for the data center industry, as leading players align their capital with their focus on sustainability.
Aligned has taken a big step into that future, arranging $1.75 billion in sustainable financing to expand its digital infrastructure business. The package includes $1.35 billion in securitized notes that qualify as sustainable loans, which Aligned says is the first such funding in the data center industry, as well as $375 million in a new sustainability-linked loan (SLL).
Metro Phoenix data center development continues to surge, particularly in Goodyear, which is quickly becoming a technology hot spot. And the growth doesn’t appear to be slowing. Here are recent projects that are strengthening the region’s reputation as to go-to place for data center development.
Natron Energy, the world leader in sodium-ion batteries using Prussian Blue chemistry, has successfully deployed their innovative BlueTray4000™ battery with Forced Physics DCT within their High-Performance Compute platform enabling uninterrupted performance and ride-through backup power.
While the move to the cloud is inevitable, how to get there is fraught with misconceptions and risks that need to be managed. There are, however, some simple guidelines which can help establish the framework for a solid cloud strategy.
Data center startup Forced Physics DCT has spent more than a decade pursuing the use of molecular physics to create a low-energy cooling solution for data centers.