Nowadays, the modern technologies have become an essential part of our lives. They make our every day’s life much easier, more comfortable and much more efficient.
For example, a few decades ago when we needed to store some data, we had to buy additional storage units such as hard drives, CDs or flash drives. The problem was that amount of data was and still has been expanding exponentially and storage facilities we had were never enough. Moreover, the data could easily be lost and corrupted if data carrier was damaged.
Cloud technologies appeared in our lives to solve those problems. Cloud computing is penetrating each and every industry: from entertainment to banking sector, from oil and gas industry to education and health care.
The greenhouse industry has always been considered very conservative, so cloud computing is something new here. However, the process has already started and is gaining momentum. High-tech greenhouses are increasingly turning to the cloud for their data management needs.
There are numerous digital sensors in modern greenhouses which generate tremendous amount of information in real time. It is hard and sometimes even impossible to handle all this data manually. The cloud allows growers to manage their data more efficiently, giving them valuable insights into their operations and showing things which were hidden before. Data analytics can help growers optimize their production, saving time and money. And more and more growers turn into data analysts themselves using opportunities provided by cloud computing. Additionally, the cloud provides growers with a secure backup of their data in case of equipment failure or other disasters. This is also an important benefit nowadays because information is a new gold.
The following paragraphs will explore the three main benefits of using the cloud for high-tech greenhouse data management.