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Your Business Hinges On Data Center Uptime – What You Need To Know

Vulnerability management is critical for security, infrastructure, and IT risk management leaders. IT leaders continue to face challenges in ensuring continuous uptime for business-critical systems. Ultimately, an effective IT strategy for your data center infrastructure…

Six Steps To Increase Business Agility Amid Supply Chain Constraints

Supply chain shortages are heating up – affecting businesses and their solution providers when it comes to sourcing the compute equipment needed to run their ongoing digital business objectives. The pandemic may have kickstarted unpredictability…

Cybersecurity Resilience Encounters A Changing Threat Landscape

Cybersecurity protects all information on the internet or in the digital realm, plus related systems and infrastructures, from infiltration attempts and data breaches. That sounds straightforward enough, but the digital business landscape is changing and…

4 Ways Enterprises Realize Their Cloud Dreams Through Hybrid Colocation And Cloud On-Ramp Connections

In early 2022, Ericsson released a report on global data production, which found that (unsurprisingly) the amount of data produced each day is growing exponentially. Today’s best estimates suggest that the amount of data produced…

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Chicago One – Data Center Campus

Introducing Chicago’s resiliency leading data centers Chicago One and Chicago Two. Purpose-built to deliver modern IT infrastructure solutions to future-proof your enterprise business.

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Case Study Posts

Legal Services Colocation Case Study – Capital Services, Inc.

THE CHALLENGE To keep up with cutting-edge technology and evolve their IT architecture strategy, Capitol Services sought a highly secure data center storage solution to prioritize the protection of their client data and vital business…

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Colocation: Delivering Value for Hybrid Businesses

Read the latest article on Spiceworks.com Author Scott Gould:  VP Of Business Operations at Element Critical Hybrid or remote work may have been born out of necessity, but the work model has made an indelible…

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News Posts

Colocation is the Energy-Efficient Answer to Data Warehousing

With 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions coming from data centers, businesses are intensifying efforts to implement more energy-efficient ways to manage their data warehousing, and colocation can be the perfect solution. A colocation…

Cruise Self-Driving Cars Experienced Server Outage Causing Traffic Blockages

There was a time when people questioned whether driverless cars could safely guide humans from here to there.  Yet, technology has unfolded solutions, and self-driving cars are taking to the streets in test cities across…

Resisting a Triple Threat: Ransomware Attacks and Prevention in 2022

Ransomware attacks have rapidly increased in frequency over the past three years, with reports of incidents increasing by 62% from 2020 to 2021. According to IBM, the average cost of a ransomware breach in 2021…

Chicago Data Center Capacity Constraints Spark Demand In This Midwestern Market

With the rising demand for data center expansion, many in the digital infrastructure sector are beginning to experience the effects of capacity constraints. As more facilities enter the market, the Chicago metropolitan area is one…

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Press Releases Posts

Element Critical Partners with Megaport

Colocation provider partners with NaaS leader to offer improved cloud connectivity and agility. VIENNA, Va., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Element Critical announces its partnership with Megaport, a leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, to optimize enterprise network agility…

Element Critical Launches Suite of Network, Cloud, & Security Solutions to Augment Their Data Center Platform

Element Critical’s expanded products address key challenges to power transformational agility for customers  VIENNA, Va., November 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Element Critical today announces an expanded value-added product portfolio in concert with its robust retail…

Element Critical Strengthens Executive Leadership Team With The Appointment of Two Data Center Industry Veterans

New additions expand the leadership team to drive Element Critical’s rapid growth plan. VIENNA, Va., September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Element Critical is pleased to announce that two new executives have joined the leadership team….

Element Critical Completes Expansion of Houston One Data Center to Meet Increasing Demand for Customizable Data Center Space in Texas

The completed expansion follows a year of upgrades and integrations after Element Critical’s purchase of the  facility in 2021 VIENNA, Va., May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Element Critical, a leading owner and operator of tailored…

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Industry Insights Posts

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…

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…

A Look Ahead to 2020: Trends & Beyond

Wow! What a year it’s been. Let’s take a moment to look back at 2019 before we look forward to the start of a new decade.  2019 started with a bang as Element Critical continued…

Best Practices for Transforming Legacy Data Centers into Next-Gen Facilities

Growth in Data Center Outsourcing Powering Creative New Approaches to Colocation Demand for outsourced data center and IT infrastructure services continues to expand.  Increasing complexity combined with a shortage of internal expertise has enterprises acknowledging…

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