CubicFarm Systems Corp., an agtech company, announced that it has selected Microsoft’s technology to launch the next generation of indoor farming technologies for fresh food and fresh livestock feed.
CubicFarms will be working with Microsoft’s cloud services to deliver technology that enables farmers to grow indoors at a commercial scale, sustainably. They will be using Microsoft Azure IoT as a key part of the company’s enterprise-level platform. CubicFarms securely collects and analyzes system and CEA data from AI in the cloud using easily scalable microservice architecture built into Azure.
Driving automation and scalability
“We’re excited to announce the next generation of our indoor growing system using Microsoft’s IoT services,” said Dave Dinesen, Chief Executive Officer, CubicFarms. “CubicFarms worked closely with our long-time farmer partners, like Swiss Leaf Farms in Alberta, to innovate and improve our indoor growing technologies for commercial-scale farms. AI in the cloud and other services help drive automation and scalability for our new and existing farmer partners, and for our business.”
“Sustainability initiatives are important to Microsoft because we believe technology can help all of us build a better future,” said Suzanne Gagliese, VP, Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft Canada. “We’re proud to work with CubicFarms on their controlled environment ag-tech systems and cloud services to help support farmers growing more fresh food locally, in a sustainable way, anywhere in the world.”
CubicFarms selected Azure IoT to give the flexibility necessary to develop custom modules that support diverse hardware and device requirements. While also delivering regulatory and compliance security to keep data secure. Using Azure services, CubicFarms will provide insights to farmer partners all over the world through AI in the cloud.