Purdue partners with Aruba for field to data center agricultural connectivity


In Indiana, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and Purdue University’s College of Agriculture announced that they have joined forces to help develop and deliver a digital agriculture program that will revolutionize farming and food production for a growing, global population.

Based at Purdue’s 1,408-acre Agronomy Center for Research and Education, the digital agriculture project captures terabytes of data daily by using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs. Purdue is using Aruba Wi-Fi and HPE Edgeline solutions to launch a digital agriculture program that aims to grow and produce food and fuel more effectively.

Purdue’s digital agriculture program includes multiple research projects delivering remote connectivity from field-based lab sites who are using mobile devices to enter and send information via the Aruba wireless network infrastructure, first to the HPE Edgeline systems located at the edge and then to an HPC data center where the information gathered is analyzed.