The collaboration will allow Kubota to migrate its IT infrastructure and SAP mission-critical systems onto Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform
Japanese tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer Kubota has collaborated with US technology firm Microsoft to enhance its digital transformation.
The collaboration will enable Kubota to shift its IT infrastructure and SAP mission-critical systems onto Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform.
Kubota president and representative director Yuichi Kitao said: “Under the slogan of ‘For Earth, For Life,’ Kubota is trying to dedicate to solve global issues on food, water, and environment. It is indispensable to promote digital transformation to meet such issues in worldwide.”
Kubota will streamline its business operations, improve innovation and migrate to a solution provision model by standardising on Microsoft Azure.
The firms will also focus on the development of new AI-based solutions for businesses in the areas of food, water and the environment.
Kubota has pledged to address the increasing food demands across the world with advanced agricultural machinery
Kubota has pledged to address the increasing food demands across the world with agricultural machinery and services by working to problem-solve with customers in the agriculture industry, helping to better meet their fields.
The company also offers products ranging from water pipes to water treatment facilities as part of water and environment-related fields.
The integration of mission-critical systems in the cloud will help Kubota to streamline its operations and enhance the utilisation of integrated data across the globe.
Microsoft is said to leverage its knowledge and advanced technologies available within Azure Machine Learning to support Kubota’s AI initiatives
Microsoft executive vice president Judson Althoff said: “Kubota is recognized as a leader in environmentally-compatible farming and agricultural equipment.
“Combining its deep industry experience with the power of Microsoft Azure and AI capabilities will enable delivery of new innovations that help feed a hungry planet, ensure access to clean water, and promote overall sustainability.”
In August 2019, Kubota invested in California-based agritech startup Advanced Farm Technologies.