Domestic information technology (IT) services firm, HCL Technologies, announced a partnership with Azure Quantum, Microsoft’s quantum cloud computing service. Through this partnership, HCLTech will offer cloud-based quantum computing services to businesses using Microsoft’s platform as a technology stack.
How it will be done:
The services will be provided through HCLtech’s Q-Labs, which is already one of Microsoft’s partners offering Azure Quantum Credit.
Significance of this development:
- Through this partnership, HCLtech’s Q-Labs will create on-cloud examples of quantum technologies, and demonstrate proof-of-concept (PoC) business use cases to the company’s customers.
- Linda Lau, Senior Director of Azure Quantum Planning and Partnerships at Microsoft, said that the early phase of Microsoft and HCLTech Q-Lab’s partnership “starts with providing enterprises with quantum computing foundations and discoverable applications, not through PoC pilots but through.” influential association”.
- HCLTech’s Q-Labs also develops early-stage research programs to develop industrial quantum computing applications, the company said in a statement.
- Under its partnership with Microsoft, Q-Lab will provide a quantum computing cloud service to “close to 1,000 employees around the world” to develop such use cases.
Most Prominent cloud-based quantum computing service providers:
Microsoft’s Azure Quantum, along with Google’s quantum computing service ‘Cirq’ and IBM’s Quantum, are among the most prominent cloud-based services giving businesses access to quantum hardware on the cloud. Each of these companies is making gradual progress toward bringing quantum computing services to the commercial scale.