Microsoft and Jio in their cloud journey are making efforts to empower small businesses in India. The Reliance Industry earlier in August announced partnership of Jio with Microsoft in technology space such as creation and cloud solutions. The partnership will anchor the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to develop innovative cloud based solutions focused on the needs of Indian Businesses.
"Organisations today need a distributed computing fabric to meet their real world operational sovereignty and regulatory needs," Nadella said during the company's earnings call
after posting $33.1 billion in revenue with $10.7 billion in net income (an increase of 21 per cent) for its first quarter of fiscal year 2020.
"In India, we're bringing the power of Microsoft Cloud to millions of small businesses through our partnership with Jio, one of the largest mobile carriers in the country," Sathya Nadella, CEO, Jio added.
According to Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries (RIL), 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".
Jio will set up data centres in locations across India, consisting of next-generation compute, storage and networking capabilities, and Microsoft will deploy its Azure platform in these data centres to support Jio's offerings.
"Every Fortune 500 customer today is on a cloud migration journey, and we are making it faster and easier," said Nadella.