Jio-Microsoft agreement to reduce IT costs
BENGALURU: Trust Jio Infocomm (Jio) has partnered with Microsoft to accelerate India’s digital transformation. Under the 10-year agreement, Jio will set up data centers across India and Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure will power these data centers to support Jio’s offerings.
Jio is setting up two data centers in Gujarat and Maharashtra that would be operational by 2020. When we put these two pieces together, we have the ability to develop truly native solutions from India, including voice recognition and natural language comprehension for all major Indian languages and dialects, said Mukesh Ambani, CMD of RIL. He said that such a partnership will be a showcase for the world to demonstrate the creation of value enabled by technology that is exponential and inclusive. As part of the association, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will have access to a range of cloud services. Business, collaboration and productivity applications based on Office 365 that would allow them to compete more effectively in the Indian market.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the combination of Jio’s leading connectivity and digital solutions with Azure, Azure AI and Office 365 will bring powerful tools and platforms for compute, storage, productivity and more to millions of businesses in the country.