Google Cloud announced an expanded relationship with smart buildings specialist Johnson Controls that will involve the latter company running SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning Central Component (ECC) environment on Google Cloud.
Migrating its SAP ECC environment to the cloud has helped Johnson Controls modernize some of its most critical business systems and applications at scale, and will expand the company’s use of sustainable cloud infrastructure, Google Cloud said.
Through its partnership with Google Cloud, Johnson Controls migrated its SAP ECC environment for enterprise resource planning (ERP) from on-premises onto Google Cloud, enabling low-latency access to SAP applications around the world and ensuring the highest levels of reliability and scalability.
“Running our core business systems and applications such as SAP in a reliable, scalable, and sustainable manner is a critical component to ensure we deliver clean, sustainable solutions across the entire value chain,” said Diane Schwarz, vice president and chief information officer at Johnson Controls. “Sustainability is at the heart of our business, and we’re delighted to expand our strategic relationship with Google Cloud to power our digital transformation with clean, efficient cloud infrastructure.”
“The opportunity for enterprises to digitize business processes and to operate critical workloads reliably, scalably, and sustainably has never been larger,” said Rob Enslin, president at Google Cloud. “By running its SAP cloud infrastructure on Google Cloud, Johnson Controls is enabling flexibility and scalability , while ensuring sustainability remains at the core for its most critical business systems.”
This new announcement expands upon a long-term collaboration between Johnson Controls and Google, including the application of Johnson Controls’ energy efficient cooling solutions in multiple data center properties, Johnson Controls’ application of Google Cloud’s data and analytics solutions, as well as a strategic partnership between the two companies to power Johnson Controls’ Sensormatic IQ retail platform on Google Cloud. The company’s operations are segmented into two business units: Building Efficiency and Global WorkPlace Solutions.