Kyndryl, a spinoff from US-based International Business Machines Corp (IBM), has joined hands with Microsoft to provide solutions on Microsoft Cloud in a bid to help clients increase cloud adoption and modernise applications.
This is Kyndryl’s first major deal since the company became an independent public entity recently.
“As an independent company, we’re investing in our partner ecosystem to support the success of our customers, and we’re focused on expanding our market opportunity across cloud, data, security, and intelligent automation,” said Martin Schroeter, Chairman and CEO of Kyndryl.
Schroeter added that the partnership will see the companies match expertise in mission-critical IT systems through Microsoft Cloud.
In addition, a new co-innovation lab will be established to showcase and build cloud based solutions.
The innovation lab will be christened as the ‘Kyndryl University for Microsoft’ and will work to skill Kyndryl professionals with Microsoft solutions.
Microsoft said that the alliance will open additional markets and new customers to Kyndryl will see the Washington based technology company become Kyndryl’s only Premier Global Alliance Partner, thereby increasing Microsoft’s access to the managed services market valued at $500 billion.
“As Kyndryl’s only premiere global alliance partner, with the power of the Microsoft Cloud we will help customers across every industry manage and modernie their business for the era ahead,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft.
The tie up is expected to bring solutions in the areas of data modernisation and governance, AI-driven innovations for industries, cyber security as well as cloud solutions.
Kyndryl will provide its advisory, implementation and managed services for complex hybrid IT environments of clients.
After the IBM spin-off, Kyndryl currently has about 90,000 employees globally and caters close to 4,000 customers.