A few news items from midweek worth keeping up with:
Aligned has started building a new facility down in Ashburn, Virginia. The company's second hyperscale data center in Loudoun County will potentially add as much as 513K square feet of space and 120MW of power to Aligned's footprint. The first phase of the expansion will put 40MW of that into service by the end of this year. Aligned just finished their 370K-square-foot and 60MW facility on the same campus last year.
The edge colocation provider DartPoints is teaming up with TMGcore to lower its PUE. TMGcore's OTTO platform leverages 2-phase liquid immersion cooling to achieve a more compact data center solution, putting as much as 1.2MW in under 320 square feet. Last month Astra Capital Management bought a majority stake in DartPoints and brought in a new management team with promises to fund an expansion of the company's footprint across North America.
Hylan will be using Sitetracker to help scale its business. They will be using the cloud-based platform to improve operational efficiencies in an engineering and construction services footprint that now spans four regional subsidiaries. The upgrade will enable Hylan to better support buildouts of 5G and other nextgen infrastructure, as well as to better integrate other possible M&A targets down the road.
And Blue Stream Fiber has a new owner. The southern Florida service provider said yesterday that GI Partners in partnership with CEO Joe Canavan have acquired a majority interest in the company from Twin Point Capital. Blue Stream is based in Coral Springs, and plans to expand its footprint within the state.