Data Center Industry Links for December 21st

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for December 21st:

  • BP Signs $400 Million Global Hosting Services Agreement With HP – HP Enterprise Services UK Limited today announced BP International Limited has signed a five-year outsourcing services agreement valued in excess of $400 million. Under the agreement, HP (HPQ) will deliver consistent global data center services that enable BP to standardize and consolidate its hosting services and take advantage of innovations such as cloud computing. Press release.
  • CoreSite Declares Dividend – CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced that its Board declared a dividend of $0.13 per share of common stock and common stock equivalents for the fourth quarter of 2010. Press release.
  • Pendleton’s chances for data center shy on power – The town of Pendleton, Oregon lost out on a potential data center project due to lack of power capacity. A data processing center on the scale of Project Cowbell requires around 10 megawatts of power capacity. Pendleton and the surrounding area hit a peak daily usage of between 40 and 45 megawatts. From the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
  • CAIC Selects Alpheus Communications for DR – Commercial Alliance Insurance Company (CAIC), a specialty property and casualty company selects Alpheus’ SAS-70 certified Data Center facilities to ensure business continuity throughout the Hurricane season and beyond. From press release.

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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.