Skybox Houston One
Data Center Services

Superior performance. Local service.

Delivering the high-performance IT environment you expect from a facility built for disaster recovery, with the deployment flexibility your business needs.

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22000 Franz Rd
Katy, TX 77449

Property Size

118,248 SF Colocation


26 MW
2N Redundant Design


100% Renewable Power Available

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Located in Houston's prestigious Energy Corridor, Skybox Houston One offers ultra-low latency connectivity to the I-10 fiber optic backbone for quick and easy access to primary business centers in this booming region. The site delivers best-in-class colocation and dedicated data halls for fast deployment of your critical capacity. Element Critical's purpose-built facility is high-density designed, delivering maximum efficiency for a lower operational cost that is passed to our customers. The facility is designed to a LEED Gold standard, and the FM I-150 roof system with concrete roof deck is designed to resist 190 mph hurricane-grade winds.

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Purpose Built with Disaster Recovery In Mind

Skybox Houston One is a purpose-built, high-density designed mission-critical data center with a market-leading 6″ concrete roof deck able to sustain 190+ mph winds and DoubleDense technology for critical loads up to 480 watts PSF (air-cooled) or up to 1000 watts PSF (immersion). The 20-acre private campus features an adjacent 400 MVA substation with dual feed underground utility service, ultra-low latency connectivity to Houston’s I-10 fiber-optic backbone, and Premium Rollover Service for the utmost in power reliability.

Truly customizable space

Space is available for customers of all sizes, from single cabinet retail colocation, secure cages, to 15 MW wholesale dedicated data halls.



Total utility power is 26 MW, expandable to 6+ MW. Abundant power is delivered by an adjacent loop-fed, 400 MW substation. Premium rollover service automatically routes power from 2 redundant substation transformers for maximum reliability.

True 2N Redundancy

Each data hall is backed by a 2N dedicated electrical and mechanical back plain per data hall.

High-Density Capability

Air-cooled densities range from 2kw per rack to up to 50 kW, or even higher densities with liquid-cooled immersion solutions. Houston One supports the largest supercomputer environment in the world.

Cost Savings Advantage

Wholesale data hall users select and negotiate power contracts direct with suppliers of their choice for a unique cost advantage. Plus, each data hall can be configured to accommodate N, N+1, or 2N requirements flexibly.


Carrier Neutral Network

17 On-Net Network Providers – Century Link – (Lumen), TW Telecom, Level3, Zayo, Logix Fiber Networks – Fiber, PS Lightwave, Crown Castle – Fiber, Verizon, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Hurricane Electric Internet Services, Comcast Xfinity, Phonoscope Lightwave – fiber, FiberLight – fiber, Alpheus Communications, and ATT.

Redundant Infrastructure

Two diverse fiber conduit entry paths supply network redundancy with excellent options for both dark and lit services to the Woodlands, Downtown, and Beltway 8.

Cloud Connectivity

Direct cloud on-ramps for seamless multi or hybrid cloud-connected workloads offered via Megaport.

Low Latency

Ultra low latency connectivity to Houston’s I-10 fiber-optic backbone connecting Skybox Houston One to local data centers and 1301 Fannin (local carrier hotel). Plus low-latency back to Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.


Highly Efficient Air-Cooled Chillers

Utilizing a closed loop air-cooled system to cool the data center significantly limits evaporation and requires less than 5 homes worth of water on an annual basis.

High-Density, Concurrently Maintainable Cooling

Dedicated CRAH galleries are constructed outside the data hall, leaving customer data center space a maintenance free environment.

Security & Safety

Multi-Layered Security

Ameristar crash-rated gated security fence
Interior and exterior video surveillance
24x7x365 on-site staff
Badged or escorted entry
Biometric card access
Motion detection systems
Ballistic rated exterior glass
Cabinet and cage locks


Fire systems include a pre-action dual interlock dry pipe sprinkler system for data hall and power rooms, a nitrogen generation system for zones with dry pipe, a wet sprinkler system for office, security, and ancillary spaces, and VESDA smoke detection.

Strategic Location

Skybox Houston One is located in the prestigious Energy Corridor just west of Houston, TX. Located along Interstate Highway 10 and east of the newly opened Grand Parkway, accessing the data center is quick and easy from the primary business centers in Houston.


22000 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77449


Skybox Houston One’s campus is located outside all 500 and 100-year floodplains, providing maximum protection from natural hazards.


Renewable Power

Skybox Houston One operates a 100% green energy data center delivering affordable renewable power through solar and wind energy.

Energy Efficiency

Skybox Houston One is built to a LEED Gold standard, utilizing highly energy-efficient technology to decrease data-center power consumption. Further efforts to drive energy efficiency on-site include:

  • Onsite solar power generation Hot aisle containment deployments High-density immersion-cooled technology Closed loop air-cooled chillers EV charging spots on-site



Skybox Houston One is the only data center in Texas to achieve LEED Gold Certification, the world’s most widely used green building certification system. The facility meets additional regulatory standards for SOC 1: Type 1 and 2, SOC:2 Type 1 and 2, ISAE 3402, and NERCIP compliance.

Customer Care

Local colocation means access to real people. Your business matters to our entire team; our customers enjoy access to the exact person they need, from expert engineers to the executive team.

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The Element Critical Difference

Critical Performance

High performance colocation services delivered with a long history of proven resiliency, space and power availability, and 100% uptime backed by a customer SLA.

Critical Customer Care

Local colocation means access to real people. Your business matters to our entire team; our customers enjoy access to the exact person they need, from expert engineers to the executive team.

Critical Customization

We offer the highest level of personalization in the industry regardless of the size of your deployment. From customer terms to deployment flexibility - it is your data center, your way.

Critical Connectivity

Modern network connectivity built upon your secure data center backbone, with access to diverse carriers and cloud connect on-ramps for instantaneous multi-cloud connection.

Colocation Solutions

Delivering optimal solutions for enterprise needs

Locked Cabinets/Racks

Cabinet deployment offer scalability and flexible power options to grow your business.

Secure Cages

Need more privacy and flexibility than a standard locking cabinet? Secure data center cages gives you precise control over your environment and footprint.

Private Suites

Our facilities are designed with numerous private data center suites, offering dedicated and designable space without the pressure of owning the entire facility.

Dedicated Data Halls

Customize your data hall space to meet your exact specifications to customize the size, design, and resiliency level you need for your mission critical data.

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