Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced today that its Azure cloud computing division will help in an effort to defeat the Ebola virus. Nadella made those remarks as part of the company's press conference in San Francisco that centered on its cloud efforts.
Nadella states, "One of the things tomorrow morning we're going to do is make available Azure computer power to the research community." He added, "In addition we have some tools that Microsoft researchers built to be able to do vaccine discovery, so we want to take all of that and make it available for the research community." No further details were provided.
Those comments were perhaps the most interesting thing in an otherwise lackluster press event, as Nadella and Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise division head Scott Guthrie announced a number of enterprise-based efforts in that part of the company. In a blog post, Guthrie stated:
Microsoft could still make some interesting announcements soon, as the company prepares to reveal its latest quarterly earnings later this week.
Source: Reuters, Microsoft
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