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Johnson Controls partners Cisco to provide data centre infrastructure and support for its data centres

Zafirah Salim | May 26, 2014
It will be responsible for the heating, cooling and modular construction of the data centres.

Technology and industrial company Johnson Controls has recently partnered with Cisco to construct, cool and monitor its data centres.

According to its media statement, Johnson Controls’ modular data centres use a scalable method to create or update existing data centres, using much less energy with all the IT, security, fire controls and architectural benefits of a stationary data centre. 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 centre,” said Nick Earle, senior vice president, Worldwide Cloud Sales and Go-to-Market at Cisco. “Cisco’s relationship with Johnson Controls will allow us to meet the increasingly sophisticated power, cooling, and monitoring requirements of data centres in the cloud-mobile era.”

The modular data centre solution was designed in collaboration with Cisco and can be deployed when and where needed. It also shortens the construction timeframe and can reduce a customer’s capital expense by up to 30 percent.

This approach optimises power usage effectiveness (PUE) levels, and has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications, an internationally-recognised rating system.


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