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Microsoft and Nokia join hands to accelerate digital transformation for enterprises

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Source: ET Telecom

IT major Microsoft and telecom giant Nokia have joined hands to accelerate digital transformation for enterprises by offering unified solutions with Nokia’s connectivity and Microsoft’s Azure IoT solutions.

The companies will host Nokia’s Analytics, Virtualization and Automation (AVA) cognitive services solutions on Microsoft’s Azure.

According to an official statement, the association seeks to leverage Microsoft Azure’s cloud, IoT, AI and ML solutions with Nokia’s LTE/5G-ready private wireless solutions, IP, SD-WAN, and IoT connectivity offerings to allow enterprises move out of private data centers into the Azure cloud to realise cost savings and transform operations for 5G.

BT is the first global communications service provider to offer its customers Microsoft Azure cloud and Nokia SD-WAN solutions in an integrated offering, the statement added.

“Bringing together Microsoft’s expertise in intelligent cloud solutions and Nokia’s strength in building business and mission-critical networks will unlock new connectivity and automation scenarios,” said Jason Zander, Executive VP, Microsoft Azure.

“We are thrilled to unite Nokia’s mission-critical networks with Microsoft’s cloud solutions. Together, we will accelerate the digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0, driving economic growth and productivity for both enterprises and service providers, ” said Kathrin Buvac, President, Nokia Enterprise and CSO.

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