Kyndryl, the managed services company that just started operating just a week ago as a separate company from IBM, has reached an agreement with Microsoft, with the cloud as the main actor, to promote the advancement of digital transformation projects. The agreement will see the two companies jointly tackle both cloud migrations and digital transformation projects.
With this agreement, the developers of Kyndryl and Microsoft will create applications based on Microsoft Cloud for their current and future customers. In addition, both companies will work on modernization tools for the hybrid cloud, Artificial Intelligence and technology in general, always with the mission of facilitating the migration of mission-critical workloads. Kyndryl will lead the advisory, implementation and managed services for complex hybrid IT environments. In addition, both will launch a joint innovation laboratory, in which they will carry out joint projects available through Microsoft AppSource and Azure Marketplace.
Microsoft will market both yours and Kyndryl’s projects and services. In addition, Microsoft will create a training program for Kyndryl’s 90,000 employees, to be called Kyndryl University on Microsoft. Microsoft has historically served IBM’s cloud clients, so for Kyndryl, the deal aims to create a new revenue stream.
Martin Schroeter, CEO and President of Kyndryl, has highlighted that «As an independent company, we are investing in our partner ecosystem to support the success of our customers, and we are focused on expanding our market opportunity through cloud, data, security and intelligent automation. In this historic relationship with Microsoft, Kyndryl is combining our deep expertise in mission-critical IT systems with the benefits of Microsoft Cloud to be at the center of progress for our global customers.«.
For its part, Satya Nadella, CEO and President of Microsoft, has stated that «digital transformation has never been more urgent and clearer. As the sole and primary partner in the Kyndryl global alliance, with the power of the Microsoft cloud we will help customers in all industries manage and modernize their businesses for the era to come. We look forward to partnering with Kyndryl to serve our common customers, drawing on their experience and knowledge of mission critical IT systems, as well as the company’s deep relationships with companies around the world.«.