Microsoft in cloud deal with India e-commerce company Flipkart

Microsoft and Flipkart
US-based software giant Microsoft today announced its cloud deal with India e-commerce company Flipkart.

Flipkart will adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal announced the development today at an event in Bangalore.

“We aim to empower every Indian and every Indian organization with technology and key to this is forging strategic partnerships with innovative companies like Flipkart,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

“Combining Microsoft’s cloud platform and AI capabilities with Flipkart’s existing services and data assets, will enable Flipkart to accelerate its digital transformation in e-commerce and deliver new customer experiences,” Satya Nadella said.

Starting with computing infrastructure, Microsoft Azure will ultimately add a layer of cloud technology and analytics to Flipkart’s existing data centers.

Flipkart plans to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics capabilities in Azure, such as Cortana Intelligence Suite and Power BI, to optimize its data for merchandising, advertising, marketing and customer service.

Image source: IANS Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Infosys co-founder and founder chairman of UIDAI Nandan Nilekani and Flipkart group CEO Binny Bansal during an event on startup stalwarts of India about digital information, intelligent Cloud in Bengaluru on Feb 20, 2017

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