Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 65

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cloud

Kyndryl and VMware expand partnership to accelerate customers ’ app modernisation and cloud initiatives

Kyndryl and VMware have announced an extension of the companies ’ strategic partnership focused on app modernisation and multi-cloud services . This expanded collaboration can enable customers to enhance their digital innovation and business transformation with enterprise control .

The primary goal of the expanded partnership is to accelerate IT and business reinvention for customers via the combination of VMware solutions and Kyndryl ’ s design , build and managed services . The companies also aim to help customers speed their transformations by rapidly building and deploying new , more secure applications designed and built for a world of distributed work .
As Kyndryl and VMware begin their respective journeys as newly independent stand-alone companies , they share a productive relationship built on more than 20 years of collaboration that has consistently provided customers with a powerful combination of strategic guidance and worldclass technologies .
The agreement adds a focus on providing differentiated solutions for multi-cloud infrastructure and management , digital workspace services , managed applications , resiliency and security , and network and Edge Computing .
“ We ’ re excited to embark on this journey with VMware and will leverage a rich and productive history of joint solution architectures , common designs and deep relationships to provide customers the solutions , services and support they need to achieve their business transformation goals ,” said Stephen Leonard , Global Alliances and Partnerships Leader , Kyndryl . “ Through this important partnership , Kyndryl and VMware will help companies design and deploy mission-critical workloads that can modernise their applications and operations to reap the benefits of cloud and multicloud computing .”
Susan Nash , Senior Vice President , Strategic Corporate Alliances , VMware , said : “ Multicloud is the digital business model for the next 20 years . With the average organisation running hundreds of apps across many different clouds , customers need solutions and strategic partners that enable their organisations to be as agile and resilient as possible . This is the power of the VMware and Kyndryl partnership .”
Nash added : “ Kyndryl is one of VMware ’ s largest and most strategic partners , bringing world-class solutions , skills , expertise , and experience to the companies ’ mutual customers . Together , we will empower customers to achieve smarter paths to cloud , edge and app modernisation , provide autonomy for developers , and enable a secure , frictionless distributed workforce .”
To further the global reach and impact of their collaboration , Kyndryl and VMware have established local , regional and worldwide alignment of their respective capabilities , expertise and resources that will facilitate solution planning , investment and execution .
Kyndryl and VMware also are jointly developing innovations through a Joint Innovation Lab ( JIL ), which spearheads and drives delivery model innovations to better reach and serve customers . The JIL programmes will further focus on developing solutions for app modernisation , containers , observability and security with VMware Tanzu , as well as multi-cloud management solutions . In addition , Kyndryl and VMware will closely align and optimise their collaboration in support of VMware Cross- Cloud services to provide infrastructure and applications services , and support to customers , independent of the underlying cloud provider environments . p
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