Leveraging Microsoft Cloud, two companies will roll out solutions to speed-up hybrid cloud adoption, update applications and processes, and support mission-critical workloads


Kyndryl enters into global strategic partnership with Microsoft. (Credit: Wynn Pointaux from Pixabay)

US-based IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has entered into a global strategic alliance with Microsoft to fast-track the digital transformation across industries.

Under the deal, the two companies will roll out solutions, leveraging Microsoft Cloud, to speed-up hybrid cloud adoption, update applications and processes, and support mission-critical workloads.

The deal represents Kyndryl’s first partnership since the company has become an independent public entity.

It will provide incremental multi-billion dollar revenue opportunities for both firms, said Kyndryl.

Furthermore, the long-term alliance is expected to open additional markets and new customers to Kyndryl across all industries.

The deal will enable Microsoft to become Kyndryl’s only premier global alliance partner, providing Microsoft access to the $500bn managed services market where the IT infrastructure services firm leads.

Kyndryl chairman and CEO Martin Schroeter said: “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.

“In this landmark relationship with Microsoft, Kyndryl is matching our deep expertise in mission-critical IT systems with the benefits of Microsoft Cloud to be at the heart of progress for our global customers.”

Additionally, the firms will roll out customer solutions in data modernisation and governance, AI-driven innovations for industries, cyber security and resiliency, and transformation of mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

The IT infrastructure services provider stated that it will lead with advisory, implementation and managed services for complex hybrid IT environments.

Both companies will open a co-innovation lab to quickly develop and bring to market new customer capabilities developed on Microsoft Cloud.

Furthermore, Microsoft will establish ‘Kyndryl University for Microsoft’ for upskilling Kyndryl professionals.

Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said: “The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent, and more clear.

“As Kyndryl’s only premiere global alliance partner, with the power of the Microsoft Cloud, we will help customers across every industry manage and modernise their business for the era ahead.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Kyndryl to serve our shared customers, building on its expertise and understanding of mission-critical IT systems, as well as the company’s deep relationships with enterprises around the world.”