IBM’s Infrastructure management services spin-off Kyndryl has partnered with Amazon Web Services to build an AWS Cloud centre of excellence (CCOE). Kyndryl will also be building its own internal cloud infrastructure on the AWS cloud. With this tie-up, AWS will now become Kyndryl’s global Alliance partner.
The partnership will also require re-skilling of Kyndryl’s employees on AWS services, in this regard, Kyndryl will educate about 10,000 employees on AWS services by the end of 2022.
The centre of excellence will provide solutions for IT infrastructures, and application/workflow modernisation.
“We’re offering next-gen technology through an AWS Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and an accelerator for VMware Cloud on AWS to optimise customers’ hybrid cloud infrastructure spends,” said Lingraju Sawkar, President at Kyndryl.
Kyndryl and AWS will also develop an accelerator for VMware Cloud on AWS. The accelerator will help provide custom solutions to combine their VMware cloud solutions with AWS services. Kyndryl has a high concentration of customers running on the VMware on-premise, and the partnership will help move their workloads to the cloud easily.
“AWS is VMware’s preferred public cloud partner for vSphere workloads, and Kyndryl and VMware have a partnership built on more than two decades of collaboration,” said Raghu Raghuram, Chief Executive Officer at VMware.
Kyndryl said that it has already invested in developing AWS competencies and has built a team of AWS certified professionals through its in-house training school, the Kyndryl academy for AWS. The academy will now further train more employees on AWS services.
“Together, we are committed to educating, empowering, and enabling thousands of AWS certified practitioners and developing joint solutions that will help them innovate on AWS cloud,” said Adam Selipsky, Chief Executive Officer at AWS.