Three bits of data center news and one item from FTTH to catch up with:
Aligned Data Centers is taking its sustainability financing to a new level. They have increased the sustainability-linked loan they recently raised from $375M all the way to $1.75B. The company will use the additional resources to accelerate its growth and expansion, including additional development in Ashburn, Chicago, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City as well as the acquisition of land in new markets for new builds.
VIAVI has picked up an expanded relationship over in Italy for its optical test solutions. Open Fiber has selected the company’s platform to help with its rollout of Gigabit FTTH across the country. Open Fiber currently serves 14M households, and over the next 9 years will expand that to 24M via an investment of some €15B. They’ll use VIAVI’s ONMSi platform to help manage network compliance and troubleshooting.
Another data center changed hands this week. GI Partners has acquired 22262 Cloud Plaza in Sterling VA. It’s a 238,000-square-foot, 46MW property built in 2019 by Sentinel Data Centers. Sentinel will remain a minority owner in the property, which is presently occupied by an unnamed global technology firm. It may be unnamed, but there are only so many candidates in the hyperscale community with the space and connectivity the facility provides.
And Lincoln Rackhouse is making a significant move in the Columbus OH metro area. A JV consisting of parent Lincoln Property Company and Harrison Street has acquired a 190-acre campus site in New Albany, 15 miles to the northwest of Columbus itself. They plan to construct a multi-use technology and distribution park on the site, upon which Lincoln Rackhouse will begin construction of an on-site 200MVA electrical substation. Plans call for as much as 1.2M square feet and 144MW of critical load targeted at the hyperscale community.
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