Johnson Controls to help Cisco design, cool and power next-generation global cloud computing data centers

Johnson Controls named preferred provider of Cisco modular data centers

MILWAUKEE, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, is now Cisco’s preferred provider to construct, cool and monitor its data centers, as companies rely more on cloud computing to support their business operations in today’s increasingly mobile, connected world.

“Evolving needs and increased speed and mobility are pushing businesses to use, compute and store data in ways that touch each of us every day. Employee information, retirement accounts and even your cell phone records are most likely hosted in a cloud,” said Dave Myers, president, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls. “Our relationship with Cisco makes sure that those clouds are supported by reliable and secure data centers that are designed to meet today’s needs and easily adapt for the future.”

Johnson Controls will be Cisco’s preferred choice for integrated data center infrastructure and associated services, including modular construction to add IT capacity, cooling or power needs. Johnson Controls’ modular data centers use a scalable method to create or update existing data centers, using much less energy with all the IT, security, fire controls and architectural benefits of a stationary data center. Johnson Controls remotely monitors modular cooling and power services and trained service technicians immediately address any problems.

“Cloud computing, pervasive mobility and the Internet of Everything are rapidly changing the nature of the modern data center. Cisco’s relationship with Johnson Controls will allow us to meet the increasingly sophisticated power, cooling, and monitoring requirements of data centers in the cloud-mobile era,” said Nick Earle, senior vice president, Worldwide Cloud Sales and Go-to-Market at Cisco.

The modular data center solution was designed in collaboration with Cisco and can be deployed when and where needed. The modular process shortens the construction timeframe and can reduce a customer’s capital expense by up to 30 percent. The modular approach optimizes power usage effectiveness (PUE) levels and has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications, an internationally-recognized rating system.

Johnson Controls and Cisco announced a global alliance in 2008, which resulted in the two companies working together in hundreds of customer sites worldwide. Johnson Controls provides facility management services in more than 250 data centers across 29 countries.


About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

SOURCE: Johnson Controls, Inc.