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HPE Is Moving

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will move its headquarters across town by the end of 2018.

The company announced the headquarters move from Palo Alto, Calif., to nearby Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, almost two years to the day after the official split of the old Hewlett-Packard Co. into HPE and HP Inc.

With the move, HPE will leave the headquarters campus area that it currently still shares with HP Inc.

"Over the past two years we've made tremendous progress towards becoming a simpler, nimbler and more focused company," said HPE CEO Meg Whitman in a statement. "I'm excited to move our headquarters to an innovative new building that provides a next-generation digital experience for our employees, customers and partners."

HPE will consolidate its Silicon Valley real estate for its smaller workforce by selling the Palo Alto building and relocating employees to the Santa Clara offices, as well as existing offices, including those in San Jose and Milpitas.

The Santa Clara office building that will become the HPE headquarters was already a showcase structure for the wireless and collaboration technologies of Aruba Networks, which HP acquired for $2.7 billion in 2015. The Aruba unit started designing the 230,000-square-foot, six-story, open-floor-plan office space after the acquisition. A local business report at the time suggested the facility would have space for hundreds more employees than the nearly 700 that Aruba had at the time.

HPE and HP Inc. will continue to cooperate to support two Silicon Valley landmarks that are part of their shared heritage -- the Hewlett-Packard Garage and the Founder's Office of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 02, 2017 at 10:36 AM