Danfoss entered into a collaboration with Microsoft to bring domain expertise in refrigeration and HVAC to the cloud. The cloud-based services, to be delivered through a platform powered by Microsoft Azure, will enable food retailers to reduce food loss, reduce energy consumption and optimize overall store performance.

With this collaboration, Danfoss extends its more than 80 years of refrigeration application expertise and becomes a recognized independent software vendor (ISV). Danfoss says working with Microsoft Azure will provide scalability and data security.

Danfoss expects its Cooling Cloud Suite to increase operational efficiency by processing and analyzing data from refrigeration assets. Food retailers can focus on its core business while Danfoss provides oversight into their refrigeration system performance.