Aligned Energy is about to complete construction of its Dallas data center, a facility that it claims is leading the way in terms of data center efficiency. Aligned’s leaders are so sure of the efficiencies they’re driving that they’re introducing a new model for how data center space is bought and sold.
But before we look at that, let’s look at some fundamentals around data centers.
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It is a generally accepted fact that data centers, a massive and growing industry, is highly wasteful of both energy and water. Indeed, Greenpeace recently went out on a limb with a campaign and report questioning the environmental impact of some major data center users and calling for a move to environmentally efficient construction and operation of data centers.