Data Center Industry Links for December 21st

BP signs $400 million global hosting services agreement with HP (HPQ), CoreSite (COR) declares dividend, Oregon town runs out of power in data center hunt.

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.