Microsoft-backed cloud platform ‘will bully Indians to agree with it’: Ola CEO


BENGALURU: Ola founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal stated that the corporate will transfer its workloads to its personal cloud platform, Krutrim, because it plans to exit Microsoft‘s Azure inside every week.
Ola has been a buyer of Microsoft since 2017.
“Since LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft and Ola is a significant customer of Azure, we’ve decided to move our entire workload out of Azure to our own @Krutrim cloud within the next week.It is a challenge, as all developers know, but my team is very excited about undertaking this. Any other developer who wants to move out of Azure, we will offer a full year of free cloud usage, as long as you don’t return to Azure after that!” he wrote on X and in a weblog publish on Ola.
Krutrim, the AI unicorn based by Aggarwal, has additionally opened up its cloud platform to enterprises, researchers, and builders for entry to AI computing infrastructure, Krutrim’s foundational fashions, and open-source fashions hosted on its platform. In January, Krutrim raised $50 million in a funding spherical led by Matrix Partners India. Aggarwal stated the funding was at a valuation of over $1 billion. This makes it maybe India’s first unicorn within the pure AI house.
Aggarwal’s choice to depart Azure was triggered by a current publish on LinkedIn, the place he criticized using the pronoun ‘they’ as an “illness.” LinkedIn eliminated the publish for violating its skilled neighborhood insurance policies. Aggarwal expressed his perception that the pronoun difficulty represents a “woke political ideology of entitlement” that doesn’t belong in India. “I wouldn’t have entered this debate, but LinkedIn has assumed that Indians need to adopt pronouns in our lives, and that we can’t criticize it. They will bully us into agreeing with them or cancel us. And if they can do this to me, I’m sure the average user stands no chance. As a founder and CEO, this western DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) system significantly impacts my business as it fosters an entitlement mindset in our professional lives, and I will fight it,” he wrote on X.
Aggarwal emphasised the significance of Indian tech platforms, expressing his concern that his life could be ruled by western Big Tech monopolies, main to cultural subsumption. He clarified that his stance will not be in opposition to international tech corporations, however moderately in opposition to the imposition of compelled ideology as a free-thinking Indian.
To deal with this concern, Ola plans to collaborate with the Indian developer neighborhood to create a social media framework based mostly on ONDC and UPI. “The only ‘community guidelines’ should be Indian law. No corporate entity should be able to decide what will be banned. Data should be owned by the creators instead of being owned by corporations who profit from our data and then lecture us on ‘community guidelines,'” he wrote on X.

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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