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Colocation Is a Startups Competitive Advantage

Not such a long time ago, Facebook began in business by outsourcing their data center needs with colocation providers to manage their servers. As the company developed, it began to lease its own wholesale data…

Happy National BBQ Day from Element Critical and Houston One Data Center

Pitmasters are proving their worth in Houston Texas, and competing head to head with Austin for BBQ praise and pitmaster pros.  Imagine brisket so juicy you can skip the sauce, perfectly crisped chicken, and sausages…

2020 Challenges Bring Network Resilience to the 2021 Business Forefront

2020 Challenges Bring Network Resilience to the 2021 Business Forefront Businesses were already on the path to digital transformation when 2020 challenges upped the stakes. Pivoting quickly, most have increased reliance on the internet to…

Colocation Offers Five Connectivity Solutions to Drive Business Growth 

Looking back at how communications technology has advanced over the years, the changes are incredible. One of the most significant developments in communication came in 1831, with the invention of the electric telegraph. The telephone…

Private Suites: Reduce Your Office Footprint With A Secure Data Center Suite

Some of the country’s leading companies are transitioning their business models, post-pandemic, to a flexible hybrid work model.  Let’s look at a few high-level examples: Ford Motor Company plans to let employees remain at home…

Enterprises Enjoy Substantial Cost Savings With Choose-Your-Own-Power Supplier Flexibility

Power Is a Critical Component of a Data Center Data centers rely on uninterrupted electrical power for just about everything within the infrastructure.  This includes power to run air handlers/cooling and ventilation systems, lighting, environmental…

Three Key Ways Colocation Facilities Provide Risk Mitigation For The Customers

Many parts of the United States are gripped by frigid temperatures and without power after massive winter storms and freezing rain, even areas that are not accustomed to severe weather. Texas received one of its…

Part V – Application and Workload Use Cases for a Hybridized Infrastructure Model

As cloud and data center usage continues to grow, it is important that IT managers understand where different types of applications are best suited.   This is especially true for organizations trying to catch up and…

Part IV – Colocation and Direct Cloud Connectivity Delivers Fortified Hybrid IT

Colocation and Direct Cloud Connectivity Delivers Fortified Hybrid IT Cloud computing has significantly altered today’s network environments; data and compute operations are no longer confined to private data centers.  Assets can be virtualized, spread across…

Part III – The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Colocation Data Center Solution

Colocation – Maintaining Physical Assets Colocation is an IT solution that focuses on utilizing and maintaining physical assets as opposed to everything being virtual assets in the cloud.  Colocation data centers rent space, the power…