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Jio and Microsoft partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation in India

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12 August 2019, India:

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited has announced a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft, aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of the Indian economy and society.

As part of this new agreement:

  • Jio will provide its internal workforce with cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools available with Microsoft 365 and will migrate its non-network applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • Jio’s connectivity infrastructure that aims to connect everyone, everything, everywhere will promote the adoption of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform within its growing ecosystem of startups, as part of Jio’s cloud-first strategy.
  • Jio will set up datacenters in locations across India, consisting of next-generation compute, storage and networking capabilities, and Microsoft will deploy its Azure platform in these datacenters to support Jio’s offerings.
  • Jio will set up datacenters in locations across India, consisting of next-generation compute, storage and networking capabilities, and Microsoft will deploy its Azure platform in these datacenters to support Jio’s offerings.
  • Jio will be executing on its vision of integrated speech and computer vision solutions for Indian customers by working together with Microsoft to develop solutions that support major Indian languages and dialects, which will promote the adoption of technology across all cross-sections of Indian society.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, said, “Jio is delighted to partner with Microsoft in our efforts to further deepen the use of technology on scale to all Indians.”

Mukesh Ambani, added, “This is a unique and first-of-its-kind partnership that brings the capabilities of two large companies focused on creating significant value to Indian enterprises — small and large. By working together to develop innovative and affordable cloud-enabled digital solutions built around Jio’s world-class digital infrastructure and Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, we will accelerate the digitization of the Indian economy and make Indian businesses globally competitive. This will be a showcase to the world to demonstrate tech-enabled value creation that is both exponential and inclusive.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said, “We have an incredible opportunity to apply advances in technology to help organizations across India innovate and grow.”

Satya Nadella, added, “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.”

(Source – Jio, Microsoft)

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