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Monthly Roundup: Major Technoprise Collaborations in December

Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor | Wednesday, 30 December, 2020

As the world is busy figuring our vaccine delivery methods, the technology realm is getting ready to re-establish the propositions of yesteryear as much as possible. It’s quite inevitable to revised business strategies, often new ones, to maintain the competitive edge. Look at Intel for an example, it took immense pressure from investors for Intel to alter its market strategies. However, going forward, there is a lot of scope for business collaborations towards rebuilding the business strategies. The epilogue of 2020 witnesses a lot of business collaborations and many of them hold the potential to engender huge business benefits for either of the parties. Let’s look into a few of such collaborations in December.

Intel & Google to Simplify Hybrid & Multi-Clouds Deployment
During the early days of December, Intel and Google Cloud, a couple of global tech majors, announced their collaboration to bolster enterprises’ ability to conceive and deploy cloud-first business models using their existing on-premise, self-managed hardware. As a part of the collaboration, the two organizations have co-developed reference architectures optimized for ‘Anthos on bare metal’ solution. In the aftermath of the partnership, the customers aspiring to deploy data center and edge computing can leverage the reference architectures to rapidly deploy enterprise-class applications on their existing hardware infrastructure and efficiently handle complicated hybrid- and multi-cloud tasks.

Commenting on the partnership, Jason Grebe, VP & GM of Cloud and Enterprise Solutions Group, Intel, said, “With today’s rapidly evolving business climate, enterprises are constantly looking for new ways to modernize their business while leveraging their existing infrastructure. Running Anthos on bare metal using servers based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors will simplify the deployment of a cloud-first approach, opening a wide array of new use cases across retail, telco and manufacturing industries.”

From the other end, Rayn Veerubhotla, Director, Partner Engineering at Google Cloud, said, “Anthos on bare metal provides customers with more choice and flexibility over where to deploy applications in the public cloud, on prem or at the edge. Intel’s support for Anthos on bare metal ensures that customers can quickly deploy their enterprise applications on existing hardware, simplifying their path to hybrid- and multi-cloud approaches.”

MGM’s Media Supply Chain to Go AWS Way
It’s welcome news for movie lovers. A couple of weeks ago, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios, one of the world's oldest film studios, joined hands with Amazon Web Services to reimagine its core media supply chain and enterprise-wide media distribution platform. MGM is focused on production, acquisition, licensing, and global distribution of its film and television content across all media platforms. It owns one of the world’s largest libraries of premium film and television content, including the Bond and Rocky film franchises, as well as the series Fargo, Vikings, and The Handmaid’s Tale. With the new agreement with AWZ, MGM will migrate its content library and critical SAP workloads to AWS to power its media supply chain as well as support its content rights and distribution processes.

Rolls-Royce & Infosys Join Forces to Transform Aerospace Engineering in India
Indian aviation industry is to go hyper-mode after the homegrown tech major Infosys and global Rolls-Royce, which is a globally leading engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems, announces their partnership for sourcing engineering and R&D Services for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business. With the partnership, Rolls-Royce will transition a significant part of its engineering center capabilities for Civil Aerospace in Bengaluru to Infosys. Infosys is set to offer a full range of high-end engineering and R&D services integrated with advanced digital service to Rolls-Royce by using its expertise in core engineering services, digital transformation capabilities, and Rolls-Royce product knowledge acquired through the partnership.

Regarding the partnership, Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India & South Asia, said, “India has grown to become a key contributor to the Rolls-Royce global engineering ecosystem, delivering high levels of technical capability to support a broad range of complex business demands. Our vision is to continue this high capability engineering work in India, in partnership with Infosys.

he epilogue of 2020 witnesses a lot of business collaborations and many of them hold the potential to engender huge business benefits for either of the parties

“We have always believed it is important to integrate the physical knowledge of a product with digital capabilities like Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, and predictive analytics. The Rolls-Royce engineering team at Bengaluru has been at the forefront of these innovations, and we are delighted to welcome them to Infosys. We have had a long and fruitful association with Rolls-Royce and are looking forward to supporting the company in addressing Civil Aerospace industry challenges. We are confident that this excellent talent will be a great addition to Infosys’ deep experience in turbomachinery,” said Jasmeet Singh, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys.

Twitter looking to Transform UX through AWS Partnership
It’s another major AWS partnership as Twitter has selected AWS to provide global cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines. Though the multi-year deal that marks the first time that Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale their real-time service, the company is looking forward to leveraging AWS’s proven infrastructure and portfolio of services to support delivery of millions of daily Tweets. Twitter is set to bank on the breadth and depth of AWS, while also leveraging capabilities in compute, containers, storage, and security, to reliably deliver the real-time service with the lowest latency. In truth, the collaborative approach between Twitter and AWS dates back to almost decade in terms of AWS providing storage, compute, database, and content delivery services to support Twitter’s distribution of images, videos and ad content.

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