HP Unveils Silicon Valley Software Development Center

Under a leasing agreement unveiled Wednesday, HP will set up shop early next year at Moffett Towers, a 1.8 million-square-foot office complex in Sunnyvale, Calif. HP will consolidate software development assets from its multiple Bay Area offices at this location, including the security expertise acquired in its acquisitions of ArcSight and Fortify.

HP CEO Leo Apotheker has made building out HP's software business one of his top priorities and the company intends to use the new facility to develop "important information management capabilities" for specific vertical industries.

"Software is the cornerstone of HP’s vision to provide seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for the connected world," said Bill Veghte, executive vice president of HP's enterprise software business, in a statement.

Moffett Towers "soars above its surroundings to provide unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley. Each of its seven towers is an architectural masterwork of gleaming steel, stone and glass," according to a description the facility's Web site.

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Moffett Towers, developed by San Francisco-based Jay Paul Company, features buildings that are LEED certified and built in an environmentally friendly, energy efficient fashion. "Wired for today and ready for future expansion, all buildings can be easily connected via conduit infrastructure," according to the Web site.

The green aspects of the new software development facility fits nicely into HP's green IT strategy. Last week, HP opened a research facility in Fort Collins, Colo. that's dedicated to sustainable data center technologies, including HP's Converged Infrastructure portfolio. HP's goal is to cut power consumption for data center cooling and boost data center capacity while using less equipment.