Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, said the partnership would help create value for small and large Indian enterprises.
He said, “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 bring Indian businesses globally But will make us competitive. ”
As part of the agreement, Jio will set up data centers in locations across India with two preliminary data centers in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Each data center will be fully operational in calendar year 2020 and will feature Microsoft Azure.
In addition, the Microsoft Azure cloud platform will be deployed within Jio’s connectivity infrastructure, which aligns with the company’s cloud-first strategy, and is used to develop cloud-based productivity, collaboration, and business applications, including Office 365 Which is targeted to address the needs of Indian businesses at all levels.
The agreement will also see similar cloud-based tools be made available to Jio’s internal workforce, while non-network applications will be migrated to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.