Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announces New Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure as OEMs Shift toward Public Cloud Platforms

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2Q 2019 | IN-5454


A String of New Automotive Partnerships for Microsoft


This March, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance announced the upcoming launch of their Alliance Intelligent Cloud Platform. The platform is a result of joint development efforts between the alliance and Microsoft, utilizing cloud, AI, and IoT technologies provided by Microsoft Azure. The Azure platform will provide the Alliance with a global data platform that will enable the capture, management, and analysis of vehicle data to deliver intelligent services on a global scale across the 200 markets served by the Alliance.

The announcement of this partnership follows numerous recent wins for Microsoft Azure, which announced partnerships with Volkswagen Daimler and BMW in 2018. With an increasing number of OEMs choosing to partner with Microsoft, there has clearly been a remarkable shift away from on-premises and toward public cloud platforms over the last year. Public cloud platforms offer several advantages to OEMs and could also equally provide numerous opportunities for public providers to provide additional services beyond platform develop…

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