Kyndryl and AWS Establish Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Cloud Adoption and Innovation for Customers

NEW YORK, February 23, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest IT infrastructure provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), which brings together their expertise, skills and global resources to help clients transform their business across industries. targeted corporate cloud services and solutions. In addition to working with AWS to provide solutions for Kyndryl’s leading enterprise customers worldwide, Kyndryl plans to build its own internal infrastructure in the cloud using AWS as the preferred cloud provider. As part of this announcement, AWS will become a partner of the Kyndryl Premier Global Alliance.

Kyndryl and AWS will invest in building AWS global practices with the skills, services and expertise to provide best-in-class experience for customers. As part of a global partnership, Kyndryl will create the AWS Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) to offer customers state-of-the-art solutions and services to support mission-critical infrastructure, next-generation technologies and upgrade applications and workflows in industries. The global AWS CCOE will enable Kyndryl service professionals around the world to optimize the migration path of their customers through AWS, using the availability, reliability and security of the world’s leading cloud.

To offer customers differentiated value, Kyndryl and AWS today announced that they are developing an accelerator for VMware Cloud on AWS, using their deep partnership with VMware. With Accelerator, qualified practitioners from AWS, VMware and Kyndryl will provide in-depth experience and custom solutions to help the world’s largest enterprises combine their existing VMware investments with AWS services. Given the high concentration of Kyndryl customers working with VMware in the territory, this provides an accelerated path to VMware Cloud on AWS and helps organizations perform critical cloud workloads.

As a partner of the Premier Global Alliance and a certified SME member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), Kyndryl has invested heavily in developing AWS competencies and has created an experienced team of certified AWS service professionals through the Kyndryl Academy for AWS. Kyndryl and AWS will continue to invest in the education of more than 10,000 Kyndryl professionals by the end of 2022, enhancing their skills in a wide range of AWS skills to support their customers’ rapid adoption of cloud services and solutions worldwide.

“Our ability to freely explore and uncover the combined benefits of AWS cloud services with Kyndryl’s deep industry-specific managed services and expertise will provide an unprecedented level of knowledge and innovation,” he said. Martin Schroter, Chairman and CEO of Kyndryl. “Together, we will invest in expanding Kyndryl’s experience at AWS to help companies modernize, innovate and compete.”

“Organizations around the world are choosing AWS to transform their businesses and address some of the world’s most challenging challenges – from placing automated vehicles on our streets to improving health outcomes and combating climate change. Joining forces with Kyndryl, we are helping customers of all sizes to upgrade faster than ever before, grow their business and transform what is possible, ”he said. Adam Sialipski, CEO of AWS. “Together, we are committed to training, empowering thousands of AWS certified practitioners and developing collaborative solutions that will accelerate customer travel and help them innovate in the world’s leading cloud.”

“VMware, AWS and Kyndryl combine a unique combination of customer focus, technology innovation and industry leadership that together accelerate customer application upgrades and cloud initiatives,” he said. Raghu Raghuram, CEO of VMware. “AWS is VMware’s preferred partner for public cloud tasks for vSphere workloads, and Kyndryl and VMware have a partnership based on more than two decades of collaboration. Together, our companies will help customers successfully navigate complex cloud journeys leading to greater digital innovation. while maintaining control over the enterprise ”.

For more information on the Kyndryl and AWS alliance, visit: https://www.kyndryl.com/us/en/about-us/alliances

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Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services. The company develops, builds, manages and upgrades complex, critical information systems on which the world depends every day. Nearly 90,000 Kyndryl employees serve more than 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100 list. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.

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