Microsoft expands partnership with GE, focus on Azure and IoT

Arif Bacchus

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Microsoft and GE today announced they have expanded their partnership to bring their technologies together and move GE to Azure and IoT. There are also hopes for the partnership to help other industrial customers to streamline their digital transformation and bring them on board with easier ways to act on data to drive greater insight.

Under this latest extended partnership, GE Digital will standardize and integrate its Predix application development solutions with Azure’s native cloud capabilities. Microsoft and GE will also co-sell and go-to-market together, and will offer their customers Industrial IoT solutions. Additionally, GE will use Microsoft Azure across their business for other IT workloads and productivity to help drive innovation across the company.

Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President, Microsoft, reflected on the extended partnership.

“The industrial sector plays an important role in fueling economies around the world…With this strategic partnership, GE and our mutual customers will benefit from a trusted platform with the flexibility and scalability to deliver unprecedented results and help advance their business potential.”

GE is not the only company which Microsoft is teaming up for Azure and IT, as there is also a new partnership with Campbell which was announced today. Under that partnership, Microsoft is helping modernize Campbell’s information technology (IT) platform through the Azure cloud. It’s another win for Microsoft, which recently revealed that Azure revenue has been up 93%.