Aligned Data Centers Announces Hillsboro Expansion


The new data center is the latest in a series of data centers setting up shop in Hillsboro.

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Texas-based Aligned Data Centers announced plans this week to expand to the Pacific Northwest region with a 27-acre data center campus in Hillsboro. 

The announcement follows a series of new data center expansions announcements in the city, including Dallas-Based Flexential, which announced a data center expansion in September of last year.

Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap said in the company’s press release that the city “offers a business-friendly environment, affordable power and renewable energy options, diverse metro and long-haul connectivity to major cities and tech hubs such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, as well as proximity to international subsea cable networks that reduce latency between the U.S. and high-growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”

In 2022, Aligned saw the launch of new sites or expansions of existing facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Frederick County, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The company also recently announced the planned acquisition of data center provider ODATA in December.

Plans for the data center include the construction of two new buildings and an expansion of the capacity at the company’s existing Hillsboro data center.

The new campus is located within Oregon’s Enterprise Zone investment program, which will allow Aligned to abate all local property tax for five years.

According to the press release, the region’s mild climate and the state’s commitment to water preservation will help Aligned’s data center meet its corporate sustainability goals, as well as reduce power usage and costs associated with data center cooling.

The announcement states the Hillsboro campus will have access to 120 MW of utility capacity, at utility rates which are “a fraction of the cost of comparable West Coast data center markets.”

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