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Kyndryl to work with Microsoft on new enterprise solutions

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Kyndryl, the managed services business recently spun off from IBM, has landed its first major deal since its IPO earlier this month.

The business, which is now listed on the NYSE,  is to work with Microsoft to develop and launch enterprise solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud that will "accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, modernise applications and processes, support mission-critical workloads, and further enable modern work experiences for customers".

Their solutions will cover data modernization and governance, AI-driven innovations for industries, cyber security and resiliency, and transformation of mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

On the innovation front, the two are to establish a co-innovation lab where they will develop new customer capabilities while Microsoft will also establish the Kyndryl University for Microsoft to rapidly scale skills for Kyndryl professionals.

Thirdly, Microsoft will become Kyndryl’s only Premier Global Alliance Partner.

“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 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.”

Martin Schroeter, chairman and CEO of Kyndryl added: “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.”