The Benaroya Company, which owns and operates the LEED Gold Certified South Hill Data Center, has announced its purchase of the 60,252-sq-ft Boise Data Center. The data center had been operated by Hewlett Packard as one of their key national data centers, HP sold the facility as part of its worldwide data center consolidation.

Benaroya's Boise Data Center acquisition adds quality capacity in two high-demand markets, Seattle and Boise, where demand continues to outpace supply. Ready for immediate occupancy, the Boise Data Center is a medium to low density facility that provides 28,958 sq ft of raised floor space in two wings in a secure 5 acre setting. The Boise Data Center features redundant, diverse fiber providers (Qwest, 360 Networks and Time Warner) and also offers office and support areas. Fueled by efficient, clean hydro-electric power, Boise's power rates are approximately half that of most western states and are among the lowest in the United States.

"This acquisition expands our data center base regionally. We believe Boise is a strong market for colocation and disaster recovery with significant demand for low to medium density data center space. The Boise Data Center is immediately available and will enable users to deliver their critical IT applications in a flexible, reliable and cost effective facility," states Larry Benaroya of The Benaroya Company.

Geographically diverse with low seismic risk, Idaho is also well known for its pro-business climate and low cost of doing business. The Boise Data Center is conveniently located just five miles from the Boise Central Business district.

Bob Runyan of RFR Properties, LLC represented The Benaroya Company and Rick Ingwers of Cushman & Wakefield represented Hewlett Packard in the transaction.