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Six Key Data Center Design Considerations To Support Artificial Intelligence And Drive Innovation

Businesses have been storing and accumulating data for decades without hardly realizing how entrenched in data the world has become. IT professionals continue to sift and parse data to improve business processes. Still, as the…

Colocation Data Center Security Drives Customer Trust

Traditional thinking with respect to data center infrastructure is shifting as companies adopt new levels of trust and move away from entirely self-run and centralized data center models. The hybrid IT approach has gained much…

Colocation Data Centers Are Exceeding Existing Performance Standards To Accommodate Retail, Wholesale, And Hyperscale Customers

You don’t have to look far to see how trends such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things have accelerated data processing and demand for more storage capacity. As a result, colocation is not…

Texas Colocation Offers A New Vision for Sustainable Innovation

It’s an easily forgotten yet entirely irrevocable truth: modern life requires power. In recent years, technologies that were once staples of science fiction — smartphones, virtual reality, self-driving cars, global information networks — have become…

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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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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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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…

Element Critical Selects NextEra Energy Resources as Clean Energy Supplier Bringing 100% Renewable Energy to Texas Data Centers

Vienna, VA, February 8, 2022 – Element Critical, an owner and operator of tailored IT infrastructure solutions, announces that their Houston and Austin colocation data centers are now powered by 100% renewable energy. To achieve…

Element Critical Announces The Addition of Two Industry Veterans To Its Senior Leadership Team

VIENNA, Va., Nov 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Element Critical, a leading owner and operator of tailored colocation data center solutions, announces two appointments to the executive team – Shane Menking as Chief Operating Officer and…

Element Critical Expands Houston One Data Center to Meet Rising Demand in Texas

Vienna, Va., September 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Tailored colocation solutions provider Element Critical, today announced plans to expand Houston’s most robust data center, Houston One.  The expansion investment showcases Element Critical’s ongoing commitment to Texas…

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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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