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Edge Technology Enables Smarter Cities 

Smart cities are part of our digital future, and they are unfolding across the world right now. For example in India, the National Smart Cities Mission was launched in 2015 with a mission to integrate…

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…

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…

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…

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News Posts

The Smartening of American Cities

In 2018, the Eden Strategy Institute found that 12 of the world’s 20 smartest cities were in the United States. These are cities that are already moving the needle with high-tech solutions applied to traditional…

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…

Chicago (CH1) Construction Update

Renovations at our CH1 data center are officially underway. We are eager to improve the functionality as well as look and feel of the CH1 facility and will provide you with regular progress updates! What’s…

Element Critical Acquires Data Centers in Chicago Suburbs

Data center provider Element Critical is expanding into the Chicago market with the acquisition of two data centers in suburban Wood Dale, Illinois, the company announced today. The deal provides a third market for Element…

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Press Releases Posts

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,…

Element Critical Announces Tysons Data Center Transformation and Open House

TYSONS, VA — (September 17, 2019) – Element Critical, a leading provider of data center and IT infrastructure services driven by customer-centric solutions and backed by engineering expertise, today announced completion of a major renovation…

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Industry Insights Posts

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…

Guide to Buying: Colocation

VP of Product Management, Mike Frank, outlines the key considerations and questions to ask when choosing a data center provider. As a veteran product leader specializing in data center colocation, Mike has participated in the…

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