Making Edge Easy

How micro data centres are giving farming the Edge


Smart Farms


Sophisticated technology, such as drones, moisture sensors and robotics, have removed much of the guesswork from farming.  Digital applications, such as Aeroponics, 3D mapping and livestock monitoring means today’s world of farming greatly relies on the transference of data. This requires information to travel from source to server and back to the point of access where it can be analysed.

Smart Farming, depends on this data being collated smoothly and being instantly accessible. Thus, it requires an infrastructure that is able to cope and expand as necessary.

Solving the challenges of Smart Farms

Micro Data Centres are an ideal solution for smart farms as they are small, simple and fast to deploy. They operate from either AC or DC power, are portable, can be scaled as per data storage needs and are a far greener option than traditional storage rooms. In addition, by placing a micro data centre directly on the farm, data will be instantly transferred, thus eliminating latency. Advantages of MDCs include:



Ultralow latency and improved stability of connections allow to run applications that demand absolute reliability and responsiveness, such as operating autonomous machinery and drones.


As our micro data centres are a compact, all in one solution, they are fast to deploy and easily relocated and transported. This will minimise your downtime and save you money.


Our MDCs are highly energy-efficient thus lowering your overall carbon emissions. The DC powered models are also easily connected to alternative power sources like solar and wind.


Don't have space indoors? Need data storage on a field? No worries! Our outdoor micro data centres are rugged, water proof, dust proof, UV resistant and they can be placed right where you need them.


All our micro data centres have security features that will keep your data safe from cyber threats and physical attacks. You'll be able to monitor any activity remotely 24/7 for peace of mind.


Our MDCs are considerably cheaper to run compared to traditional storage options. You will also save money on maintenance and you won't have to rely on a third party service.

Our outdoor data storage solution: Zella Hut

Available as a Pro 12, Pro 25 and Pro 38, the Zella Hut outdoor data centre has all the same benefits as the Zella Pro, with the added benefit that it can be placed outdoors. It's ready to be deployed at the Edge - wherever that may be.

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