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UISA Boosts Sugar Yields
using AI

UISA uses FlashStack from Pure Storage and Cisco to support its Agriculture 4.0 initiative. Through artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, UISA captures and analyses data and increases yields.

Summary

FlashStack provides the speed and scalability to power the Agriculture 4.0 initiative at UISA. Using artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, UISA captures and analyses data from 850 equipment sensors across 222,000 acres of sugarcane fields. These results help optimise operations and reduce losses for sustainable growth and efficiency.

Industry

  • Manufacturing

GEO

  • Latin America

Use Cases

  • Accelerate Core Applications
  • Activate Real-time Analytics

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Challenges

With FlashStack, UISA brings IT operations in-house, saving US$300,000 annually. The Evergreen Storage subscription adds peace of mind as the organisation knows it can scale up fast and without disruption. The AI-powered applications running on FlashStack find and fix problems in hours rather than days, boosting yields and reducing losses.

Results

Business Transformation

  • Boosts sugarcane yields 30% through automated harvesting operations
  • Supports biofuel ventures, using clean energy to help power 862 cities across Brazil
  • Saves more than US$300,000 per year in data center costs

IT Transformation

  • Increased harvest productivity from 20,000 to 25,660 tons per day
  • Cut fuel consumption up to 5% by optimizing transportation
  • Provides a scalable foundation for UISA’s journey to Agriculture 4.0

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