Reliance Ties Up With Microsoft Azure To Bring Free Cloud Services In India

On August 12th Reliance Industries Ltd has made an announcement that they have made the partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, which has a challenge for the other cloud serving providers like Amazon and Alphabets Google.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services In India

Reliance chairman Mr. Mukesh Ambani has announced at the annual shareholder meet that, For the next 10 years Jio will build data centers all over India to host Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.

He also added that “We now have the capability to develop truly India-native solutions, including speech recognition and natural language understanding for all major Indian languages and dialects”.

Jio-Azure has proposed to launch by January 2021. The Reliance has entered the cloud servicing market to provide major services like website hosting and data storage, which gives the tough fight for the other web serving companies.

Reliance has already launched Jio service to serve free voice calls and reduced data plans that is been successful by reducing many other service providers down. Mr. Satyajit Sinha, an analyst at tech consuktany has added that “other cloud players like AWS and Google will have to come up with new, perhaps cheaper pricing models for India”.

has already launched Jio service to serve free voice calls and reduced data plans that is been successful by reducing many other service providers down. Mr. Satyajit Sinha, an analyst at tech consuktany has added that “other cloud players like AWS and Google will have to come up with new, perhaps cheaper pricing models for India”.

Reliance has already launched a Jio technology company that provides internet-enabled devices, entertainment services, build fiber broadband and many other services. The tie-up between Reliance and Microsoft will create many visible changes in the technology world.

The microsoft’s Chief Executive Mr. Sathya Nadella has said that “Together, we will offer comprehensive technology solutions – from compute and storage to connectivity and productivity – to small and medium businesses everywhere in the country”.

Jio will provide free connectivity and cloud infrastructure to many new startups, Ambani has also added that “bundle of connectivity, productivity and automation tools”  will be offered by the company to all category of businesses, that includes micro, small, and medium business and the pricing starts from 1,500 rupees per month.

Mr. Naveen Mishra, of tech researcher Gartner, has said that “This pricing of elementary services is really the rock bottom price”. Compared to the Jio price other service providers charge multiple times than this price hence it is estimated that the Jio cloud service will grow at a pace of 23% annually for the next five years the reliance will touch $5.6billion.

The Amazon cloud service has refused to comment on the Reliance launch, Google has also not responded to comment on this. Mr. Aprameya Radhakrishna, the founder, and CEO of Vokal, an audio-video knowledge-sharing platform has commented that “We definitely will reassess whether we should keep using AWS or something else because storage is a huge cost”.

Reliance has made high step-in into the cloud service, which is a fast-growing market and needs to frame data privacy law, draft for customer key storage data.

Mr. Krishna Iyer, independent technology advisor has said that “companies that have a fairly mature IT adoption or those that are playing with a lot of Indian consumer data, they might prefer to move to Reliance because this data is guaranteed to be stored locally”.

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