IBM’s infrastructure management services spin-off Kyndryl has announced a partnership with cloud solutions provider Cloudera to help customers with hybrid, multi-cloud and edge computing initiatives through the establishment of a joint innovation centre.
The innovation centre will create industry solutions and help customers to move to the cloud platform of their choice, which includes the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
The immediate focus of the partnership will be on streamlining customer migration to the Cloudera platforms and providing upgrades focused at lowering time taken to deploy to market.
Kyndryl will also use its data centre modernisation and platform management skills to provide managed service capabilities to Cloudera’s customers.
Kyndryl’s employees will also participate in the Cloudera Data Platform training course to familiarise with Cloudera products and gain technical proficiency.
The partnership will also focus on using Kyndryl’s data framework, toolkits, and global team of data management and AI experts alongside Cloudera’s data, analytics and AI capabilities.
“It is heavier ‘lift’ now than it has ever been for enterprises and their partners to move to the cloud because of increased regulations, technology considerations and the acceleration of a hybrid, multi-cloud world,” said Gary Green, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Cloudera.
Just a few months into the spin-off, Kyndryl has been busy engaging in partnerships with multiple cloud companies. On 24 February, Kyndryl partnered with Amazon Web Services to build an AWS Cloud centre of excellence (CCOE). The managed infrastructure services company will also educate about 10,000 employees on AWS services by the end of 2022.