Daniel Highet

Daniel Highet’s career as a brand strategist, copywriter, marketing and public relations professional, and producer spans twenty years. Daniel's business insights and distinctly original and creative content have solved the communications challenges facing Fortune 500 global enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies and startups. A survey of the many organizations he has been honored to serve includes Aligned Data Centers, American Express, General Electric, HP, Intel, Meta, NASA, Schering-Plough, Spectrum Enterprise, and actors Susan Sarandon and Martin Sheen.

Optimizing Edge Computing for the Internet of Everywhere

In the not-so-distant future, if not tomorrow, you will awaken feeling refreshed and alert from a good night’s sleep in a smart home with automatically adjusted temperature and lighting. Enjoy breakfast in a smart kitchen with a smart refrigerator that never forgets to order more milk or OJ. Head out for your morning run wearing an IoT-enabled athletic shirt that provides real-time biometric readings. And then drive your smart car to the smart city where you will undoubtedly do smart work in a smart building.

Aligned Ashburn Data Center

To look at Ashburn, Virginia, and its desirability as a location for Aligned’s flagship data center campus is to anticipate how the history of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will one day be written. Yes, it will document many technological milestones such as the internet, the PC, data centers and cloud computing. However, it will also be highlighted by some very specific places that even today are among the most significant plots of land on the planet.