Through the collaboration, the companies expect to help enterprises modernise and scale their corporate networks with managed WAN-as-a-service and Cloudflare Zero Trust


Cloudflare partners with Kyndryl to offer managed network transformation services for enterprises. (Credit: Bethany Drouin from Pixabay)

US-based IT service management company Cloudflare has announced a partnership with IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl to offer managed network transformation services for enterprises.

As part of it, the companies expect to support enterprises in modernising and scaling their corporate networks with managed WAN-as-a-service and Cloudflare Zero Trust.

The collaboration is expected to bring Kyndryl’s managed end-to-end networking services alongside Cloudflare’s technology platform to allow organisations to optimise connectivity to various clouds at scale.

Kyndryl global network and edge offering enablement vice president Josh Helm said: “Through Kyndryl’s collaboration with Cloudflare, we are excited to help guide more customers through their network modernisation journeys.

“As organisations grapple with increasing network workload demands, the joint WAN-as-a-Service offering will enable enterprises to build a robust cloud network and focus on being agile and innovative.”

According to Cloudflare, the partnership will enable enterprises to rapidly scale network capacity based on business requirements along with lowering costs and presenting cost predictability.

Both firms’ managed WAN-as-a-service is expected to enable enterprises to convert all their resources to cloud-native solutions and discard expensive conventional hardware.

Besides, the end-to-end network transformation services will deliver Cloudflare Zero Trust security and connectivity with remote access to allow enterprises with centralised management, control, and visibility over their network infrastructure, said Cloudflare.

The partnership will also help organisations to expedite digital maturity and network modernisation.

Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince said: “We have witnessed how enterprises are grappling with legacy hardware while introducing more and more cloud-based applications. As time goes on, this is only holding back business, limiting innovation potential, and increasing network security risk.

“That’s why with Kyndryl we’ve made it seamless for enterprises to be guided through the entire transition of bringing their corporate networks to the cloud.”

In a separate announcement, Kyndryl said that it has launched a managed secure access service edge (SASE) solution powered by Fortinet.

The SASE solution is expected to support customers in enabling advanced network security initiatives.

With Fortinet’s cloud-delivered security and secure networking solutions combined with the network and security services of Kyndryl, the solution will design, develop, manage, and modernise mission-critical networking for clients across industries.