CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Weekly Round-Up & Summary: STACK to Expand in AZ, Aligned in Ashburn

STACK Launches into Arizona: STACK Infrastructure will expand its North American footprint in Phoenix, with a new 79 acre site in Avondale, AZ. The acquisition adds more than 150 MW of capacity and one million square feet of build-out in a critical data center market. The Avondale Techplex is among the fastest-growing regions in the Phoenix market, and demand for capacity to serve the area’s technology corridor continues to accelerate. It is also one of the most rapidly expanding data center markets in the U.S. and offers significant opportunities for scale, uniquely low risk for natural disasters, and an overabundance of solar resources for sustainable power. The site will be available for hyperscale campuses and build-to-suit data centers (HYPER STACK), wholesale colocation and private data suites (READY STACK), and powered shell options (POWER STACK), all on a 12-month turnaround.   Aligned Begins Construction on Second Hyperscale Data Center in Ashburn: Aligned has announced that it will expand its hyperscale data center campus in Ashburn, VA, beginning construction on a second 120 MW facility in Loudoun County. The expansion is driven by customer demand for additional capacity and Aligned’s Expand on Demand infrastructure in the data center market’s epicenter. Building on Aligned’s existing 370,000 square-foot, 60 MW Ashburn data center completed in 2019, the adjacent new 513,000 square-foot facility will add 120 MW upon completion. At full build, Aligned’s master-planned Ashburn hyperscale campus will offer approximately 1 million square feet of space and 180…