NVIDIA and Microsoft Announce Collaboration to Host Industrial Metaverse on Azure Cloud Platform

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ByPatrick Arnold
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NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Microsoft to provide Microsoft enterprise users with access to industrial metaverse and AI tools via the cloud. This announcement arrives weeks after Microsoft’s ostensible Industrial Metaverse on Azure Cloudexit from the Industrial Metaverse market.

Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform will host NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform-as-a-service giving instant access to a full-stack environment to design, develop, deploy and manage industrial metaverse applications. Omniverse powers several industrial metaverse tools developed by NVIDIA, such as the Isaac Sim robotics simulation application and the Omniverse Replicator, an extensible set of APIs that help build synthetic data sets to assist in training computer vision models.

Additionally, the companies are bringing together their productivity and 3D collaboration platforms by connecting Microsoft 365 applications, such as Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint, with NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for building and operating 3D industrial metaverse applications. This integration will accelerate Omniverse users’ ability to digitalize their operations and engage in the industrial metaverse.

With Omniverse connected to Azure Cloud Services Digital Twins and Internet of Things, companies can link real-time data from sensors in the physical world to their digital replicas. This will enable users to build and operate more accurate, dynamic, fully functional 3D digital twins that automatically respond to changes in their physical environments. Azure provides the cloud infrastructure and capabilities needed to deploy enterprise services at scale, including security, identity, and storage.

Omniverse Cloud, powered by NVIDIA OVX computing systems, will be available on Azure in the second half of the year.


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