Microsoft partners with Capgemini and Splunk to drive AI and cloud innovation

Devesh Beri

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In an announcement by Capgemini, Microsoft and Capgemini introduced the Azure Intelligent App Factory, a solution to revolutionize business intelligence across various industries. This innovation empowers organizations to scale AI responsibly and sustainably by leveraging generative AI capabilities, ensuring their AI investments reach their full potential with speed and security.

The partnership combines Capgemini’s industry knowledge and resources with Microsoft’s technologies, including the Microsoft Cloud, Azure OpenAI Service, and Github Copilot. Businesses gain access to transformative AI solutions through the Azure Intelligent App Factory, hopefully. setting new standards for responsible AI implementations.

Yesterday, Meta and Microsoft joined forces to bring Llama 2 language models to Azure and Windows.

Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini, underlined the importance of reliable, ethical, and compliant AI solutions to unlock the value of generative AI investments for businesses. The partnership is dedicated to enabling clients to implement AI solutions successfully, fueled by their shared commitment to ethical principles.

Judson Althoff, EVP, and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft, expressed delight at the prospect of Capgemini’s Azure Intelligent App Factory empowering customers across industries with generative AI applications that are both secure and efficient. This collaboration represents a pivotal step towards realizing business transformation and growth through cutting-edge AI technology.

Simultaneously, in an announcement by Splunk, Microsoft joined with Splunk Inc., solidifying their strategic partnership and introducing Splunk’s enterprise security and observability offerings on Microsoft Azure. For the first time, Splunk solutions will be available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, allowing joint customers to benefit from advanced digital resilience. This combined effort enables businesses to remain secure and up and running throughout their cloud journey, fostering a strong foundation for future innovation and growth.

Gary Steele, President and CEO of Splunk, underscored the significance of this partnership in delivering mission-critical solutions powered by Splunk AI and built on Azure. The collaboration offers customers unparalleled flexibility in deployment options, embracing a truly hybrid approach that caters to individual business requirements.

With thousands of joint global customers now able to access Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security (ES), and Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, the reach and impact of this partnership are poised to be tremendous.

In summary, these strategic alliances seemingly demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to driving AI innovation and delivering robust cloud solutions, aiming to enable businesses worldwide to thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape.