Data center and cloud services provider Aligned, has just announced it plans to build a new data center in the Salt Lake Metro Area, expanding the capacity on the company’s West Jordan, Utah campus.

Aligned already acquired the site for the new multi-megawatt data center which is expected to support the company’s growth in the region, following the launch of its second Salt Lake Metro data center (SLC-02) early this year which offers 48 MW (expandable to 60 MW) of IT capacity across 240,000 square feet.

As designed, the prospective Salt Lake Metro data center will combine the company’s patented Delta³™ cooling technology with a waterless heat rejection system. According to Aligned, this technology delivers meaningful efficiency enhancements across rising rack densities and next-generation workloads for maximum flexibility and adaptability, regardless of altitude or geographical climate zone.

“Our latest Salt Lake data center is an example of Aligned’s ability to provide agile Build-to-Scale solutions focused on driving optionality, reducing added cost and risk, and enabling industry-leading construction timelines and quality,” said Andrew Schaap, Chief Executive Officer of Aligned.

“In addition to speed and scale, the development also satisfies our customer’s requirement for water conservation, while still delivering industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). Combined with our ultra-efficient Delta³ cooling technology, Utah’s cold desert climate enables us to deliver a waterless data center solution.”

In April, Aligned started the construction of its new hyperscale data center campus in Chicago, Illinois which marks the company’s first data center facility on the 18.5-acre campus. Codenamed ORD-01, the Chicago data center is designed to provide 48MW of IT capacity across 220,000 square feet of space.  Upon full build, Aligned’s Chicago campus is expected offer over 100MW of capacity. This facility will further have direct access to existing power and municipal utility resources, drawing power from two on-site substations with 170MW total capacity.