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H-P Purchases Austin Complex for Data Center

Hewlett-Packard has bought an Austin property for a 200,000 square foot data center.

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.