Reliance AGM 2019: Jio Partners With Microsoft To Launch Cloud Data Centres In India


Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced the partnership of that its subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm will partner with Microsoft to launch new cloud data centers in India. Under this partnership, both Jio and Microsoft will provide many solutions such as connectivity, computing, and storage solutions.

Reliance AGM 2019: Jio Partners With Microsoft


Announcing the partnership with Microsoft RIL chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani informed that this partnership would ensure connectivity and will work with small and medium enterprises.

Here Are The Details Of The Partnership:

Under this new partnership, Jio will leverage the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to develop innovative cloud solutions focused on the needs of Indian businesses.

Jio and Microsoft will set up data centers in India, to ensure more Jio customers can access the tools and platforms so that they can and build their digital capability. The initial two data centers will be set up in Gujarat and Maharashtra and they will house IT equipment consuming up to 7.5 MW of power. Furthermore, the two companies will jointly offer Office 365 to Jio's customers in India.

Apart from bringing the power of Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure AI to small and medium-size business enterprises, Jio will also leverage Microsoft's speech and language cognitive services for its device ecosystem, providing support in 13 Indian languages, with the flexibility to add other languages

Why It Is Important For SMBs?

According to Microsoft, access to its tools will help small and medium businesses (SMB) in the country to compete more effectively in the market place.

This collaboration creates affordable offerings for Indian SMBs and startups, which includes a new range of solutions for one-stop IT capabilities, front-end applications on mobile devices and desktops.

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