Fujitsu and FPT to trial agriculture cloud service

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 10:14

Vietnamese technology giant FPT will co-operate with Fujitsu Limited of Japan to support the domestic agricultural sector. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Viet Nam's FPT Corporation and Fujitsu Limited of Japan announced yesterday in Ha Noi that they would co-operate in running a trial test of Fujitsu's food and agricultural cloud service known – the Akisai Cloud - in the country.

The companies said that the aim of the partnership was to support restructuring in the agricultural sector so as to make Viet Nam a world-class agricultural producer based on innovative technologies.

Under the agreement, Fujitsu and FPT will carry out a one-year trial project from 2015 to 2016, with the former providing cloud services, equipment, and expertise. As a leading ICT company in Viet Nam, FPT will facilitate the spread of Information Technology in the country's agricultural sector.

Fujitsu will deploy a greenhouse IT solution in Ha Noi to cultivate crops during the trial period. The greenhouse will demonstrate Fujitsu's agricultural technology to partners and government authorities in Viet Nam and Japan.

Fujitsu will monitor and control conditions remotely from its data centers via the Internet, opening or closing the plant's skylight and adjusting temperatures as needed.

It will first control conditions from Japan, then, as it gathers more data on climate and soil, transfer the work to local data centers in and around Viet Nam.

Through the trial, the two companies want to improve the understanding and the ability to commercialise technology solutions for the Vietnamese agriculture sector.

At the launching ceremony, Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT, emphasized that his company was not investing directly in farming, but in finding and providing IT applications to help build a smart agriculture sector.

Akisai is a service of the Fujitsu Intelligent Society Solution. Fujitsu Akisai was officially launched in 2012 to promote the use of ICT innovations in the agricultural sector, helping optimise the cultivation process for each crop variety and arable area.

This is expected to help stabilise yields and improve product quality. — VNS

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