British engineering firm Rolls-Royce is using Microsoft Azure to support its net-zero carbon goals.
The business serves many customers worldwide, including airlines. Rolls-Royce engines enable these airlines to reduce their carbon production. However, to drive this effort and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon future, the business understood that it needed to invest in processing, modelling and interrogating flight data.
“The magnitude of data volume and processing power that we needed was just not really possible or feasible with an on-premises hosted infrastructure,” said Benjamin Wilkinson, head of technology at Rolls-Royce.
To address this and leverage the compute power it needed, Rolls-Royce began using the Microsoft Azure platform. According to Microsoft, this, combined with Microsoft Power BI, enabled Rolls-Royce to serve new data insights to the engineering team.
“The heritage of the brand that we operate as Rolls-Royce means we’re trusted to deliver excellence and our choice of technology has to reflect that as well,” said Wilkinson.
And Stuart Hughes, chief information officer at Rolls-Royce, agrees: “Every day we’re really grateful for the elasticity and the scalability that Microsoft gives us.”
Microsoft says that the opportunities created by these technologies is “inspiring the Rolls-Royce team to drive forward at pace”.
“The future for Rolls-Royce is really exciting,” said Rachel Everard head of sustainability at Rolls-Royce. “Through partnerships like the one with Microsoft, we will deliver a net-zero carbon future.”