As part of the partnership, Infosys Cobalt and Amazon Braket will help businesses to explore the potential of quantum computing


Infosys announces quantum computing partnership with AWS. (Credit: Infosys Limited)

Indian IT consulting company Infosys has entered into a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with an objective to build quantum computing capabilities and use cases.

As part of the cloud offerings of Infosys Cobalt, the Indian firm plans to explore and build various use cases in quantum computing by leveraging AWS’ Amazon Braket.

Amazon Braket is a fully managed quantum computing service. It is said to be used by developers and scientists to get started with the technology as well as for speeding up their research and discovery.

Infosys will use the AWS service to develop, test, and assess quantum applications on circuit simulators and quantum hardware technologies. This will let researchers and developers not only experiment but also study sophisticated computational problems, while quantum technologies continue to advance.

AWS sales and marketing senior vice president Matt Garman said: “Quantum Computing is an area of intense research, and a number of businesses around the world are 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 for AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has experience in incubating emerging technology solutions.

“We see this collaboration as an important step towards setting the right expectations when discussing business problems with customers where quantum computing could have a role.”

The partnership between Infosys and AWS is expected to help enterprises to access quantum computing use cases for rapid experimentation. Besides, enterprises will get the scope to study how quantum computing can assist them in the future in various areas, assessing new ideas, and planning adoption strategies to bring in innovation.

By using Amazon Braket, Infosys aims to enable enterprises in gearing up for a future where the business will be affected by quantum computers.

Infosys president Ravi Kumar S said: “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.

“We are exploring a variety of use cases from the logistics, finance, energy, and telecom sectors that can help clients evaluate future benefits and value that quantum computing could bring to their business. Enterprises can look forward to solving their various complex computational challenges with Infosys Cobalt and Amazon Braket.”

Earlier this month, Infosys alongside Microsoft had entered into a multi-year partnership with Ausgrid to help the Australian utility to fast track its cloud transformation.