Intelligent Data Centres Issue 40 | Page 10


VIRTUS Data Centres appoints Mike Golding as SVP of Design and Build

IRTUS Data Centres ( VIRTUS ), one of London ’ s leading data

V centre companies and part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group , has announced the appointment of Mike Golding as SVP of Design and Build . Reporting directly to Neil Cresswell , CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres , Golding will be a key member of the leadership team , responsible for all aspects of the design and construction of VIRTUS ’ data centres .

Golding joins VIRTUS at an exciting time of growth for the company and his primary focus is to lead design and construction activities across London and EMEA . He will be tasked with ensuring that VIRTUS ’ data centres are
reliable , resilient and responsible ; built to the highest industry standards to deliver operational excellence as efficiently as possible . As part of his role , Golding will lead VIRTUS ’ Safety First Construction , Projects and Design Engineering teams across EMEA with innovative , efficient and fast data centre builds , which deliver zero downtime and scalability for VIRTUS ’ customers .
Having worked in the construction industry for over 30 years – 20 of which have been spent in the data centre industry – Golding brings a depth of experience that is hard to match in the sector . He has delivered over 750MW of capacity for lease providers and self-build programmes of work during this time . A strong advocate of construction safety , scheduling predictability , sustainability and quality , Golding is an expert in endto-end data centre delivery in established and new geographies in EMEA .

Aligned launches Chicago Hyperscale Data Centre Campus

ligned Data Centres has announced first-phase

A completion of its hyperscale data centre campus in Chicagoland .

Aligned ORD-01 , a 220,000 squarefoot , 48 MW data centre ( expandable to ~ 60 MW ) launches simultaneously with the ground-breaking of a second , adjacent facility , ORD-02 .
Upon completion , Aligned ’ s 18.5-acre Chicagoland campus will offer two multi-story facilities and 100 + MW of capacity .
The announcement comes on the heels of the company ’ s new waterless hyperscale data centre campus in the Phoenix Metro Area and is the third deployment of approximately 270 MW of planned new development for Aligned in 2022 . geostrategic destination for hyperscalers and multinational enterprises to deploy their mission-critical infrastructure ,” said Andrew Schaap , CEO of Aligned .
“ Bringing one hyperscale data centre online the same day that we break ground on a second facility is a testament not only to the demand for Aligned ’ s adaptive and sustainable data centre platform , but to our ability to deliver infrastructure at the velocity our customers need it , even in a supplyand power-constrained market such as Chicago , anywhere in the world .”
Aligned ’ s Chicago data centres combine its patented and award-winning Delta3 cooling technology with a state-of-the-art waterless heat rejection system , which going forward is the company ’ s data centre design standard .
“ Chicago ’ s centralised location , long-haul connectivity and access to renewable energy options make it an ideal
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