“The adaptability, security, scalability, and reliability of Microsoft’s platform along with the support for open source appeals to us. We like working with Microsoft—it’s a partnership. Microsoft takes care to understand our business and technology contexts, and invests in that relationship.”
Sudhi Sinha, Vice President, Product Development, Johnson Controls

Amid growing pressure to reduce global energy consumption, everyone from individual homeowners to large corporations and government agencies are looking for greener ways to manage buildings. Johnson Controls, a leading provider of HVAC equipment and building automation solutions, wanted to create an easier, more-automated way to aggregate data and provide detailed intelligence on systems running in almost any location worldwide.

To meet its goals, the company needed an extensible platform capable of supporting virtually any technology. In addition to Windows servers, Johnson Controls uses an array of open source technologies, including CentOS, MySQL and PostgreSQL for application data management and Hadoop and HBase for sensor data storage, indexing and analytics.

To learn more about why the company chose Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and the value the solution is delivering, check out the complete customer story here.