Houston Data Center Services

Houston One Facility

Element Critical delivers world-class solutions engineering, deployment flexibility, and IT business services to the Houston market.  Element Critical’s Houston One is a purpose-built, high-density designed, mission-critical data center with a market-leading concrete roof design built to withstand 190+ winds and DoubleDense technology to support critical loads up to 480 watts PSF (air-cooled) and 1000 watts PSF (immersion-cooled).

The 20-acre campus in Houston’s energy corridor features an adjacent 400 MVA substation with dual feed underground utility service and ultra low latency connectivity to Houston’s I-10 fiber optic backbone.

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  • Location

    22000 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77449
  • Property Size

    98,248 SF + 40,000 SF Expansion
  • Raised Floor

    53,184 SF
  • Power

    26 MW
Choose-Your-Own Power Provider Option

Delivering tenants bespoke customization has always been a top priority for the Element Critical team.  Now, we have the ability to provide Texas enterprises and cloud providers substantial cost savings and flexibility through Houston One’s unique electric service identifier (ESID) Primary Meter Program. Enabled via dedicated primary transformers, this solution allows wholesale customers to competitively select power from the supplier of their choice – a rare feature in the industry that translates into extensive and repeatable savings for customers.

Our Location

Power

  • Total Utility Power: 26 MW
  • Redundant feeds in power ring around building back-up power & "N" value: Enterprise tenant specific for suites 1,2 & 4
  • Immediate deployment support for high-density load configurations
  • Centerpoint Power 12.47KV loop fed
  • The site is located directly adjacent to a 400 MW loop-fed (138kV) substation

Network

  • TIA-492 Compliant, diverse fiber entrances
  • (3) Carrier neutral meet me rooms or points of presence; PPOP, SPOP, TPOP
  • IP Transit, Dedicated Internet, and MetroConnect Services
  • Dedicated dark fiber to I-10 & HWY-99 long haul fiber providers with 2 diverse conduit entry points
  • On-Net Carriers: AT&T, Century Link, Zayo, Logix Fiber Networks, Crown Castle, Verizon, Consolidated Communications, Hurricane Electric Internet Services, Comcast Xfinity, Phonoscope Lightwave, FiberLight, and Cogent
  • Low latency connectivity to the energy corridor, the Galleria, and Downtown Houston
  • Mechanical wall rights for antenna/satellite placement

Security

  • ISO/IEC 27001:[2013] Certification
  • 24x7x365 Video surveillance (exterior & interior) with 90-day video archiving
  • Multi-Factor Authentication: Mantrap & motion detection, biometric card access system
  • Ballistic rated exterior glass
  • Ameristar crash rated gated perimeter security fence

Certifications

  • ISO/IEC 27001:[2013] Certification
  • ISAE 3402
  • SOC 1: Type 1 and 2, SOC 2 Type 1 and 2
  • LEED Gold certified
  • NERCIP
  • HIPAA
  • PCI

Fire Protection

  • Pre-action dual interlock dry pipe sprinkler system for data hall and power rooms
  • Nitrogen generation system for zones with dry pipe
  • Wet sprinkler system for office, security, and ancillary spaces

Amenities

  • Dedicated Client Storage
  • Full-Service Business Resources (conference rooms, drop-in office, breakroom multi-purpose room, restrooms with showers)
  • Loading dock for storage cages raised to the same level as the corridors and data hall to allow for equipment movement without ramps

Backup Power

  • Back-up power & "N" Value: Enterprise tenant specific for suites 1,2 & 4
  • Redundant fuel pumps and on-site fuel storage with dual, on-demand refueling contracts
  • Redundant utility-to-generator transfer switches

Cooling

  • Total Capacity: 10 400-ton Chillers in 2N Configurations
  • Unit Redundancy: 2N design minimum
  • Capacity Redundancy: 1525 tons N+1

Let's Talk!

If you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen. We’ll work with you to assess your needs and develop a flexible roadmap that scales with your business, regardless of size. Reach out to us for a “no strings attached” conversation.