Johnson Controls introduced its Data Center Solutions platform, which delivers innovative solutions that conserve water and reduce energy consumption, including air-cooled chillers, liquid cooling, combination air-handler units, future-ready refrigerants, and prefabricated modular data centers.
“Through its Data Center Solutions platform, Johnson Controls is offering something unique and valuable to global hyperscale companies,” said Lindsey Leckelt, vice president of data center solutions at Johnson Controls. “Johnson Controls is the first to provide innovative digital technologies combined with standard and bespoke cooling equipment and modular data center solutions that optimize energy consumption and water usage. We have the experience and capability to deliver these solutions as global integrated programs at-scale to our hyperscale partners.”
Reaching Ambitious Energy and Water Targets
Mission critical data center operations typically require significant amounts of water and energy for cooling, and hyperscale server rack power density is expected to double as soon as 2023. Many cloud providers are prioritizing investments that improve their environmental sustainability and making climate pledges specific to decarbonization.
“The Race to Decarbonization: A Spotlight on Data Centers,” a 2021 survey conducted by Forrester Consulting (commissioned by and developed in collaboration with Johnson Controls), found that nearly half of the data center decision-makers surveyed indicated they plan to reduce energy consumption across their portfolio by at least 50% by an average reported target date of 2024. The Silent-Aire and Johnson Controls team is uniquely positioned to support data center leaders in meeting these goals by designing and deploying cooling solutions that minimize environmental impact while maximizing efficiency and productivity.
“We’re thinking beyond singular projects; we’re investing in ongoing partnerships,” said Maik Bohlmann, vice president and general manager, Data Center Solutions, Johnson Controls. “We’re carefully listening to our customers, and we’re best positioned to support them as they redefine data centers and their energy profiles. From innovative technologies to continuous support through the life cycle of their progress, it’s as much a revolution in our approach as it is an evolution of design for the data centers.”