Colocation and carrier-neutral data center provider Element Critical, has just acquired Skybox Houston One facility, located precisely at 22000 Franz Rd, Katy – west of Houston, Texas.

The acquired data center campus has a load capacity of 26MW, currently housing a 98,000 square foot data center with up to 40,000 square feet of expansion space. The facility also boasts of having about 53,000 square feet of raised floor, and Element Critical promises flexible power options for Texas enterprises and cloud providers through this facility.

“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,” said Ken Parent, CEO of Element Critical.

“In addition, the Skybox team will continue to play an important role in supporting Element Critical in many key aspects of the project, particularly as they relate to serving the impressive tenant roster they have developed.”

The Houston One facility sits on a 20-acre campus located in Houston’s energy corridor with an adjacent 400MVA substation, offering dual feed underground utility service and connectivity to Houston’s I-10 fiber optic backbone.

Acquiring this data center facility further accelerates Element Critical’s plans to expand its national footprint.

“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,” said Rob Morris, CEO of Skybox Datacenters.

“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.”

The addition of this facility enables Element Critical to serve an increasingly comprehensive range of enterprise customers, also expanding its data center portfolio to now include Sunnyvale-California, Chicago-Illinois, Tyson’s Corner-Virginia, and Houston-Texas.