Advances in agtech are profound and they both create and use huge amounts of data. From IoT sensor data, advanced farm imaging platforms through to complex decision helping software there is big data involved.
This data is often sent “to the cloud” which in reality is banks of computer servers in data centres all round the world. Most of the data can however stay local to save the time and costs involved in moving it.
Our edge datacentres are small enough to be self-contained for power (by renewables) and yet big enough to provide huge data processing and storage.
And when it comes to autonomous machinery and robotics the reduction in latency (the time taken to move data back and forth to the equipment) is vital.
Its simple stuff – the closer the data centre the lower the latency