Reliance Jio partners with Microsoft to bring its Azure cloud technology to India
Reliance Jio has entered into a partnership with Microsoft Technologies as a part of which the Redmond, Washington based tech giant would power the data centres setup by Indian conglomerate in India. The news was announced by Reliance Industries chairman, Mukesh Ambani at the company’s 42nd annual general meeting (AGM).
“Today I am priviledged to announce that Jio and Microsoft have entered into a globally unique long term alliance to accelerate the digital tranformation of our country,” Ambani said at while making the announcement.
As a part of the newly announced partnership, Reliance will set up a network of large world class data centres across the country which will be powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. “When we put these two pieces together, we now have the capabilities to develop India-native solutions including speech recognition, and natural language understanding for all major Indian languages and dialects,” Ambani added.
This would empower business based in India — particularly small and medium business enterprises in the country — to “accelerate their digital transformation and become globally competitive”.
“Our long-term partnership combines the power of Azure, Azure AI and Office 365 with Jio’s connectivity and digital solutions which are amongst the most used and fast growing in the world. Together, we will offer a comprehensive technology solution from compute to storage to connectivity and productivity for small and medium size businesses everywhere in the country,”