Cloud for agribusinesses
The GigaCloud cloud infrastructure is a flexible, reliable and secure foundation for the development of agricultural companies and holdings.
With the cloud, you can innovate, optimise business processes and launch new projects at short notice without capital expenditures. Cloud technologies facilitate quality and speedy accumulation, reliable storage, usage and analysis of data on the state of land infrastructure, procurement of raw materials and logistics 24/7 without being tied to a workplace.
The cloud allows you to avoid capital investments when modernising your machinery feet, reduce the workload of the IT department and direct the saved funds to the company’s development.
Why do agribusinesses need a cloud?
- The hardware that hosts databases and critical IT systems is becoming obsolete. After that, the cost of maintaining or updating it goes up.
- Business development and expansion require an increase in the capacity of the IT infrastructure.
- Agribusinesses use precision agriculture including computer and satellite technologies and collect large arrays of data that need to be stored and processed in a reliable place.
- The agricultural sector is mainly seasonal in nature. At the height of the agricultural season, the need for powerful resources and high-quality equipment is greatest. In winter, there is no such urgent need, and a large part of the physical servers is not used.
The GigaCloud cloud infrastructure is based on the VMware platform. Currently using the latest version of the product stack: VMware vSphere 6.7, NSX Edge 6.5, Cloud Director 10. Databases are hosted in fast all-flash storages with a performance of up to 20,000 IOPS. NSX EDGE virtual routers manage network connections to databases, terminal servers, etc.
The architecture of our cloud was designed to ensure the ability to quickly switch to new versions of VMware products, so we will always provide you with the modern functionality of this platform. The interface allows you to configure virtual machines according to the needs of the service, and the amount of dedicated resources is managed through the billing system.
Resources can be obtained in a day, and their amount can be increased or decreased just as quickly.
If necessary, you can lease licensed software under SPLA and MSLA and manage the number of licenses as flexibly as the infrastructure.
E-Cloud is hosted in three TIER III certified data centres, which have been operating without downtime for many years, GigaCenter, BeMobile (Kyiv) and Atman (Warsaw). The infrastructure of three data centres allows building fully reserved IT landscapes of any complexity. and reduce the number of single points of failure in the IT infrastructure.
Rent cloud services instead of investing in your own equipment. The free funds can be used for business development.
The cloud allows instantly increasing or decreasing the number of resources at times of peak loads on the system (at the height of the agricultural season) or when testing of new technologies.
Protection against financial instability
You can reduce your costs by using only the cloud resources you need. Fixed price in UAH, even for a cloud abroad.
Work even during blackouts
All data centers have two or more power inputs from two different substations and diesel generators. The cloud and services hosted in it will be available regardless of power outages.
Cloud consulting and expertise
We conduct a free project audit, calculate the amount of resources, and help formulate requirements for cloud infrastructure. Our portfolio includes large agricultural holdings and agricultural companies.
Learn more about the cloud for agriculture
The case of Ukrainian Sugar Company
The Ukrainian Sugar Company, a large industrial sugar producer, found itself in the middle of hostilities. Not only the entire production, but also the company’s IT equipment came under fire from the Russians. In order to continue working and pay their employees, they decided to move their software for managing business processes to the cloud. Read the case study to learn how it helped the company to stay afloat.
The case of Kernel
As the risks of losing critical data and increasing requirements for the reliability and availability of the IT infrastructure grew, Kernel considered building a fault-tolerant solution and insurance options. After analysing the situation, they decided to develop and implement a backup site for critical business applications. Between hardware and the cloud, they chose the second option. Read below why the company chose the cloud.
The case of Dolynske Trading House
Since 2003, the company’s IT services have been running on its own servers. Traditional servers required constant maintenance, administration, upgrades and replacements. When it was once again time to update the hardware, the company realised that updating servers once every few years and constantly maintaining them is more expensive than leasing cloud infrastructure. Read the case study to learn how the company works now.
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