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.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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