H-P Purchases Austin Complex for Data Center

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Hewlett-Packard has bought three buildings in Austin for use as a 200,000 square foot data center complex, according to media reports, which note that Austin is the headquarters for Dell, one of H-P’s primary rivals in the personal computing market. The deal includes three buildings in the Freescale Semiconductor campus on Ed Bluestein Boulevard, which had been listed by a local real estate brokerage an offering price of $16.3 million. Austin has become a magnet for enterprise data centers in recent years, with Oracle (2002) and Home Depot.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.