Phill Lawson-Shanks – Aligned: Going Hyperscale in Chicago

In this weeks episode I am joined by Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer at Aligned. We discuss Aligned’ new data center development in Chicago and the importance of innovation within the data centre sector.

First we discuss Phill’s career within the data centre sector, how he made the move from the UK to the US, and why he made the decision to join Aligned. Phill outlines the importance of innovation within the sector and how he keeps up to date with the latest technological developments.

We then discuss Aligned’ new 48MW data center campus development in Chicago. We discuss why Aligned made the decision to enter the Chicago region, the challenges of building hyperscale projects, and why now was the right time for Aligned to develop this facility.

Finally we cover Aligned’ Utah data center and discuss how the future looks for Aligned as an organisation: they are not stopping now!

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