Indian tech giant, Infosys has announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop quantum computing capabilities and use cases.
According to Infosys, it will use Amazon Braket to explore and build multiple use cases in quantum computing as part of Infosys Cobalt cloud offerings. Amazon Braket is a fully managed quantum computing service that helps scientists and developers get started with the technology and accelerate research and discovery.
Under the new partnership, Infosys will also look to build, test, and evaluate quantum applications on circuit simulators and quantum hardware technologies using Amazon Braket. “This will enable researchers and developers to experiment and study complex computational problems as quantum technologies continue to evolve,” Infosys said.
Under the new arrangement, enterprises will get access to use cases for rapid experimentation and can explore how quantum computing can potentially help them in the future in a variety of areas, assess new ideas, and plan adoption strategies to drive innovation. The use of Amazon Braket by Infosys aims at getting businesses ready for a future where quantum computers will impact business.
The Infosys Centre for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS), which focuses on the incubation of next-generation services and offerings, is using Amazon Braket to develop quantum computing use cases in-vehicle route optimization, fraud detection, and more.
Infosys is also exploring partnership opportunities with startups in the quantum computing space through the Infosys Innovation Network (IIN). This collaboration further bolsters Infosys Cobalt, a set of services, solutions, and platforms for enterprises to accelerate their cloud journey. The JV offers 14,000 cloud assets and over 200 industry cloud solution blueprints.
Ravi Kumar S, President, Infosys, said, “Infosys continues to be at the forefront of exploring and bringing new technologies to clients. Through our use of AWS in this space, we are bringing together the power of Amazon Braket and Infosys Cobalt to help enterprises build quantum computing capabilities and use cases to accelerate their cloud-powered transformation.”
Meanwhile, Matt Garman, senior vice president of sales & marketing at Amazon Web Services, Inc, said that Quantum Computing was an area of intense research, and a number of businesses around the world were asking about its timeline and the opportunities that it could open.
“At this stage, it’s important to be aware and evaluate the potential future impact of quantum computing. Infosys, a long-standing AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has experience in incubating emerging technology solutions,” Garman said.