IonQ announced the creation of Azure Quantum in partnership with Microsoft. Azure Quantum is a full-stack, open cloud ecosystem that will make IonQ’s quantum computers, based on trapped ions, commercially available via the cloud.
The partnership will enable Microsoft Azure Quantum customers to run their own calculations on the world’s most accurate quantum computer, using existing Microsoft tools.
IonQ’s trapped-ion approach offers the most promise for making reliable, scalable quantum computing a reality. Recently, the company announced a further $55 million in funding from Samsung Electronics, Mubadala Capital, GV, Amazon, and NEA, and built the largest programmable quantum computer to date.