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Smart Homes Leads to Smart Cities

Everything Started with Smart Homes As homeowners increasingly automate common household functions, Smart Homes have been growing in popularity. These upgrades can be anything from installing smart light switches or connected doorbells to more complex IoT devices that can manage their homes with greater ease and efficiency. In 2011, learning thermostats like Nest were the…

Silicon Valley Fuels the Innovation Economy

The horizon of the fourth industrial revolution is replete with technology gains that promise to alter every aspect of our lives and our global economy.   This is easy to believe since the best and brightest around the world have digitized our present day with advancements we could barely have imagined a mere ten years ago. …

Uptime as an Operational Priority for Every Business

The most fundamental goal of any organization’s IT department is to ensure that critical business applications are always available and operational. This is referred to as uptime, and it is precisely why IT leaders invest immense amounts of time and money to ensure that their contingency systems are robust and data is protected while monitoring…

Maintaining Digital Business Continuity While the World Resets

Data-driven technology has been taking over the world for some time, transforming traditional businesses like the automotive or aerospace industries, while creating brand new ones like social media and cloud services. Headlines have touted the trends toward digital transformation for companies for some time. However, this year COVID-19 permanently changed our world, kicking an accelerated…

The Evolution of Data Centers

The Foundation of Our Digital Lives If you’re reading this, you’re accessing the cloud. In fact, many of us are reliant upon cloud computing and data storage without giving it much thought. Our email service providers store our conversations to lessen memory usage on our personal devices. Smartphone applications efficiently transact bank payments through encrypted…

Wholesale Data Centers Versus Colocation Services in 2020 

Forward-thinking companies understand the importance of their IT infrastructure, especially in today’s digital economy. Leveraging data and digital assets offer companies both a competitive edge and an opportunity to optimize business performance. This is especially true as performance relates to the speed of information, and the necessity of cloud and internet connectivity in the current…

Element Critical Expands Executive Team to Support Rapid Growth and Company Scale

Vienna, VA – July 9, 2020 – Element Critical, a leading provider of IT infrastructure with premium data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia today announces the promotion of Wayne Dietrich to Chief Operating Officer. With diverse management experience spanning over two decades, Dietrich brings valuable leadership to the Element Critical executive team…

Element Critical Expands Network Offering with Crosslink Fiber

Sunnyvale, CA – May 12, 2020 – Element Critical, a leading provider of IT infrastructure with premium data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Crosslink Fiber, LLC to provide ultra-high bandwidth fiber network services to connect to over 54 data centers in the Silicon…

Element Critical Announces Partnership with Pureport to Deliver Carrier-Neutral, Self-Service Hybrid Cloud Networking

Partnership enables Element Critical customers to harness the power and agility of multicloud connectivity in minutes SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2020 — Element Critical, a leading provider of IT infrastructure with premier data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia, today announced a partnership with multicloud networking platform, Pureport. Pureport’s Multicloud Fabric® allows enterprises to securely deploy cloud,…

Q&A with COLOTRAQ CEO, Dany Bouchedid

Element Critical sat down with COLOTRAQ CEO, Dany Bouchedid to discuss their approach to the colocation procurement process and the overall state of the industry in 2020 and beyond. EC: How would you define COLOTRAQ’s unique value to clients going through the data center services procurement process? DB: When a client is ready to procure…