Microsoft and Kyndryl announce global strategic partnership for digital transformation

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Microsoft and Kyndryl, the IT infrastructure services provider, have announced that they have teamed up for a global strategic partnership through which the group’s capabilities will be integrated in the service of enterprise customers.

Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella stated:

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 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.

Through this collaboration, the two companies aim to provide advanced solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud. These solutions will modernize applications and processes, expedite hybrid cloud adoption, and further empower modern work experiences for customers.

The group will provide customer solutions in the fields of transformation of mission-critical workloads to the cloud, cyber security and resiliency, AI-driven innovations for industries, and data modernization and governance. Kyndryl will be responsible for heading advisory, implementation, and managed services for complex hybrid IT environments.

Chairman and CEO of Kyndryl, Martin Schroeter stated:

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 companies will establish a co-innovation lab to swiftly create and provide new customer capabilities built on Microsoft Cloud. Microsoft will also establish and run the “Kyndryl University for Microsoft” to scale skills for Kyndryl professionals.