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Element Critical, a provider of customized data center colocation services has acquired the Skybox Datacenters Houston One facility as per the company’s statement. This strategic acquisition would widen the market reach of Element Critical and enhance its capability to provide scalable colocation services for catering to the high-performance, edge demands of medium to large corporate clients.

Emphasizing the importance of this acquisition, Ken Parent, the CEO of Element Critical said: “Texas is a strategic market for Element Critical, and we are excited to have acquired a facility in the Houston Energy corridor where we can apply our hands-on operational expertise in delivering hybrid colocation services in Houston and across our growing data center platform.” He also added that the Skybox team will continue playing an important role in supporting Element Critical in various key aspects of the project, “particularly as they relate to serving the impressive tenant roster they have developed,” he informed.

Talking about the collaboration, Rob Morris, CEO of Skybox Datacenters said: “This dynamic collaboration between Element Critical, Skybox Datacenters, and the world-class customers at Houston One will enable new opportunities for growth, digital infrastructure optimization, and high-performance computing while also maintaining strong operational and development capacities moving forward. Our team is eager to support the Element Critical team to continue to offer the best data center solution in the Houston metroplex and to grow the campus as new opportunities develop.”

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Photo Ken Parent, the CEO of Element Critical
“We are excited to have acquired a facility in the Houston Energy corridor where we can apply our hands-on operational expertise in delivering hybrid colocation services in Houston and across our growing data center platform,” said Ken Parent, the CEO of Element Critical.

N+1 and 2N Architecture

By employing Houston One’s electric service identifier (ESID) Primary Meter Program, Element Critical will be able to select their preferred power supplier with the lowest price band to economize the running costs. As per the company’s statements, it will transfer these cost benefits to the end clients and cloud providers of the region by offering them highly competitive pricing.

Houston One works on N+1 and 2N architecture and scalable deployment practices to meet the 100% uptime demands including high-performance computing (HPC) instances and latency-sensitive deployments. It also offers renewable power access to the clients.

Adding the new data center facility will accelerate Element Critical’s efficiency to provide reliable services to their enterprise clients across the geographical belt of Texas. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Element Critical, SkyBox Datacenters

Element Critical is a provider of customized data center colocation services supported by its expertise in solutions engineering. Element Critical owns Tier III hybrid IT-ready facilities which are carrier-agnostic capabilities. With a rich network, concurrent maintenance capacity, and purpose-built architecture these facilities are available in multiple deployment sizes and densities.

SkyBox Datacenters is a U.S. brand headquartered in Dallas that develops, owns and operates its data centers. Skybox delivers tailored projects and mission-specific facilities along with deploying provisional projects. The company is involved in developing multiple projects in different markets in the country.