Akamai Awards $1M in Products and Services to Future of Life Online Challenge Winner Bloomfield Robotics
Plant sciences artificial intelligence startup sets sights on solving global food production challenges by scaling agtech platform with Akamai edge computing and security capabilities
Akamai today also debuted the Future of Life Online Challenge video docuseries hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host
Launched last fall, the Akamai Future of Life Online Challenge is an opportunity to celebrate and reward "the visionaries, the rebels, and the insanely curious innovators" shaping breakthrough digital experiences that make life better. The rigorous submission process included "Shark Tank"-style live pitches before a panel of judges from the Akamai global leadership team. Applicants had to demonstrate how their innovative products or services could viably scale to make a positive impact on the world with the benefit of Akamai security, delivery, and compute solutions.
"Winning the Akamai Future of Life Online Challenge gives Bloomfield access to world-class technology and expertise that will immediately help us scale and better secure our business," said
Bloomfield can use Akamai compute solutions to build its systems faster, accelerate time to deployment, and more quickly return data to farmers. The valuable data, along with customer information and its own internal functions, can be better secured with Akamai security offerings. Bloomfield intends to explore numerous Akamai capabilities, including:
- Edge Compute Services: The Akamai edge platform can assist with pre-processing and delivering large volumes of data from farm to data center significantly faster than before. With more than 360,000 Akamai edge servers deployed globally, Bloomfield will have a decidedly more robust network to get farmers closer to real-time insights.
- Security: As Bloomfield grows, security will become an even more essential piece to protect its business, customers, and high-value data. The company intends to explore how Akamai cybersecurity solutions can better protect and secure its data from inception to analysis to storage.
- Cloud Computing: Bloomfield intends to evaluate how its existing cloud compute systems can work with new capabilities from Akamai and
Linodeto train front- and back-end data to move quickly and seamlessly together.
"Bloomfield is at the bleeding edge of crop digitization, an exciting convergence of big data and artificial intelligence," said
For additional information about Bloomfield Robotics, visit bloomfield.ai.
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