Blog Posts

Houston’s Oil & Gas Sector Leverages Data Center Services To Boost Performance And Innovation

Houston stands out as the world’s energy capital because it is home to more than 500 oil and gas exploration firms and houses 4,600 energy-related companies.  Plus, Houston’s nine refineries produce over 2.3 million barrels…

Element Critical Offers A Suite of Solutions For Chicago Businesses Downsizing Office Space

Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Wood Dale is our Element Critical Chicago One and Chicago Two data center facilities, just a stone’s throw from Elk Grove Village in Chicago, Illinois. These sister data centers…

Colocation Is a Startups Competitive Advantage

Not such a long time ago, Facebook began in business by outsourcing their data center needs with colocation providers to manage their servers. As the company developed, it began to lease its own wholesale data…

Happy National BBQ Day from Element Critical and Houston One Data Center

Pitmasters are proving their worth in Houston Texas, and competing head to head with Austin for BBQ praise and pitmaster pros.  Imagine brisket so juicy you can skip the sauce, perfectly crisped chicken, and sausages…

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News Posts

Element Critical’s San Jose Data Center Achieves ISO 27001 Compliance

At Element Critical, we take the care of our customer’s mission-critical data assets quite seriously.  We work alongside and collaborate with our customers every day – greeting them and responding to their real-time needs.  This…

Colocation Private Suites Deliver Secure IT Solution As Chicago Businesses Shed Office Space

All the headlines tell the same story; Chicago’s office market vacancy rates are rising as businesses shed millions of square feet in leases. Downtown Chicago’s subleased space has more than doubled in 2020, reported Cushman…

Backup Services: How Data Centers Keep Your Business Powered-On Amid Storms

Historic storms pummelled many parts of the nation this week, allowing local data centers to test their redundancy systems. As data centers maintained uptime for their customers, it showcases how these modern-day facilities safeguard customers’…

Five Data Center Trends Driving Business Growth in 2021 and Beyond

Welcome to 2021, where we find ourselves in a transformational phase for many businesses.  2020 showed us just how quickly the world could change.  Businesses in every industry hurtled toward a wholesale shift in how…

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Press Releases Posts

Element Critical to Expand Its Platform With The Acquisition of Skybox Datacenters’ Houston One, A High-Performance Computing Data Center

Vienna, VA, March 16th, 2021 — Element Critical, a leading provider of tailored data center services, today announced the acquisition of Skybox Datacenters’ state-of-the-art Houston One facility. This purchase accelerates Element Critical’s plans to expand…

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…

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,…

Element Critical Announces Partnership with Salute Mission Critical

Agreement Delivers Office Space and Network Operations Center Strategically Located in Chicago Suburbs SAN FRANCISCO– February 19, 2020 – Element Critical, a leading provider of IT infrastructure with premier data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago,…

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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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