Microsoft has announced a major global strategic partnership with Kyndryl, the world’s biggest IT infrastructure service provider. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will combine their services to provide solutions for enterprise customers.
Kyndryl has recently become a public company, and this is the first partnership the company has struck since that transition. If you are unfamiliar with Kyndryl, it builds, designs, and manages mission-critical information systems for organizations around the world.
Microsoft and Kyndryl will develop innovative solutions together that will be rolled out onto Microsoft Cloud services.
Together the companies will bring to market state-of-the-art solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud that will accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, modernize applications and processes, support mission critical workloads, and further enable modern work experiences for customers.
“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,” said Martin Schroeter, Chairman and CEO of Kyndryl. “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.”
The companies say the partnership is long term and will allow Kyndryl to access new customers across Microsoft markets. Importantly, Microsoft is the only Premier Global Alliance Partner, giving Microsoft exclusive access to Kyndryl’s services.
“The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent, and more clear,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft.
“As Kyndryl’s only premiere global alliance partner, with the power of the Microsoft Cloud we will help customers across every industry manage and modernize 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.”
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