By Harry Lye and Azure Security News
Improbable and Microsoft today announced a global partnership covering the defence and national security sector that will see Improbable’s synthetic environment platform become available on Azure on-premises, cloud and cloud-to-edge services.
The pair said the combination of their tools would ‘transform’ capabilities including operational planning, policy design, collective training, national resilience and defence experimentation.
Improbable’s defence business CEO Joe Robinson said: “To truly seize the opportunity of synthetic environments, we need to provide an integrated, platform-based approach,
“This ensures that all our customers’ synthetic applications are supported by a reusable and evolving ecosystem of partner content – usable across the enterprise as a constant, ‘evergreen’ tool, or deployed to meet specific challenges and service requirements.”
Under the partnership, organisations using Microsoft Azure will be able to offer products such as models, datasets and Artificial intelligence applications through Improbable’s platform.
The two companies said this would enhance innovation in synthetic environment development and make it easier for defence customers to access capabilities provided by industry, government and academia.
Microsoft Defence & Intelligence general manager Gus MacGregor-Millar said: “We are proud to announce that Improbable’s synthetic environment platform is now available on the Microsoft Azure cloud and Azure Stack offering,
“We’re excited to combine our complementary strengths, and to offer our Defence and Intelligence customers the transformative potential of synthetic environments powered by secure, reliable cloud compute.”