Microsoft Welcomes Cannabusiness Into Its Cloud

Microsoft Welcomes Cannabusiness Into Its Cloud as Microsoft is welcoming marijuana compliance company Kind Financial onto its Azure Government cloud platform.

Microsoft Welcomes Cannabusiness

This marks a legitimizing first for the controversial cannabis business while positioning the technology giant at the vanguard of a potentially lucrative new industry. Los Angeles-based KIND, which provides seed-to-sale tracking solutions, had been a commercial client of Microsoft’s Azure cloud since its 2014 debut. But after nearly nine months of talks Microsoft officials, Kind CEO David Dinenberg got the word Thursday that his company would be promoted to Azure Government, a separate cloud platform whose security and compliance protocols are geared toward entities that interact with federal agencies.