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-in-chief 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.