Element Critical announce the expansion of Houston data centre

Element Critical has announced plans to expand Houston’s most robust data centre, Houston One. The expansion investment showcases the company’s ongoing commitment to Texas businesses, delivering world-class infrastructure and network-rich solutions for retail colocation and wholesale data centre customers. Capable of supporting 2N, N+1, N, and hybrid environments, the expanded Houston One facility provide customers of all sizes with bespoke market-leading solutions.

Houston is home to more than 160,000 businesses, bringing together leaders in the financial, energy, biomedical, aerospace, and healthcare sectors. As these industries scale and incorporate multi-faceted IT architectures, innovation and technology adoption are changing the face of Houston and increasing demand for high-performance data centre services.

“Businesses have experienced a seismic shift toward digital advancement and require the always-on availability and proven operational expertise that our purpose-built Houston facility provides,” Ken Parent, CEO of Element Critical, said. “Executive Construction’s impressive portfolio of over 150 mission-critical projects and the successful completion of our Chicagoland data centre expansion makes them a great partner for our first development collaboration in Texas.”

Houston One’s first construction phase will extend the original building’s core and shell 33,000 square feet to envelope two new 5 MW dedicated data halls. The projected completion in Q2 of 2022 will raise Houston One’s total capacity to 32 MW. Each new data hall will provide fully customisable space, delivering customers complete autonomy and flexibility in their own highly secure environment, while leveraging the lowest total occupancy cost in Houston. The company further enables customisation, installing a dedicated power transformer fit-out so customers can prioritise energy savings with a choose-your-own-power provider option.

Customers of Houston One can further capitalise on a full suite of telecom solutions to better connect their business’s critical applications. The carrier-neutral site hosts 15+ carrier partners, multiplying solutions for our customers in a way that is difficult to achieve with an on-premises data centre environment.

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