Element Critical has confirmed it bought vXchnge’s Austin data center, and plans to expand the facility.
The company this week announced it has completed the acquisition of a 62,000 square foot data center in Austin, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The purchase of the facility – known as Austin One – marks the company's second data center investment in Texas.
"Texas businesses are ready for evolved digital services," states Ken Parent, CEO of Element Critical. "We are focused on establishing a strong foothold in the Austin market. Together with our state-of-the-art Houston facility, we can support production and Disaster Recovery environments between the two urban centers from one platform."
Element said Austin One is designed to support 7MW of critical IT load and currently houses more than 60 enterprise customers on its 7-acre campus. The facility contains a newly completed 2MW data hall that is concurrently maintainable with N+1 redundancy. The company plans to add approximately 6MW of additional utility capacity over the next 1-2 years.
First reported by Christian Koch’s Foundations newsletter last month per a customer notification, the facility was bought from colo provider vXchnge.
Vxchnge reportedly bought the Austin facility in 2017 for $20 million from Digital Realty, from whom the company was previously leasing. The same year the company announced it had secured more than $200 million for expansions, including at the Austin facility.
Element acquired Skybox Datacenters’s Houston One data center in March. Founded in 2014, Element Critical has four other data centers; one in Sunnyvale, California, two in Chicago, Illinois, and another in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.