Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Kyndryl and Google Cloud Partnering on Digital Transformations

NEW YORK and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The IT infrastructure services firm Kyndryl and Google Cloud are working together to accelerate their customers’ digital transformations.

Under the global strategic partnership, Kyndryl and Google Cloud will apply their expertise in data and analytics, applied artificial intelligence (AI), and infrastructure modernization to help customers “gain new insights and drive business outcomes,” according to the companies this month. 

Kyndryl and Google Cloud said they’ll jointly “prioritize and focus on” digital transformation projects.

Through Kyndryl’s managed services for Google Cloud, customers will get help running their most critical business systems on Google Cloud’s global infrastructure as well as delivering applications and data across their entire footprint, “from headquarters to the network edge.”

“Through this strategic partnership, Kyndryl and Google Cloud will enable businesses to operate more efficiently, embrace the benefits of cloud, and augment their operations with advanced data, analytics, and AI technology,” said Martin Schroeter, chairman and CEO, Kyndryl.

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said the partnership represents “a significant step forward as global enterprises seek to digitally transform their organizations.” 

Kurian added the partners will “accelerate global businesses’ ability to launch new, digital businesses and deliver their most critical workloads in a cloud environment.”

Kyndryl and Google Cloud are focusing on several key solution areas, including:

  • Data, analytics, and AI: The partners plan to help customers enable data mobility and use data analytics to achieve their data and digital transformation strategies, by bringing together Kyndryl’s data management services and integration capabilities with Google Cloud’s analytics and AI platform.
     
  • SAP on Google Cloud: Kyndryl will accelerate its migration of mission-critical SAP workloads to Google Cloud, by applying its enterprise resource planning (ERP) expertise to help customers move their SAP workloads to Google Cloud’s global infrastructure, deepening the insights through data analytics, AI, and machine learning (ML).
     
  • Enterprise edge: Kyndryl plans to create new integrated industry solutions, including managed services with Google Cloud, to enable and expand connectivity, compute, and analytics at the network edge. With Google Cloud’s distributed edge and data services and Kyndryl’s implementation and managed enterprise edge framework services, customers will be able to derive deep insights, execute tasks faster, and enable rapid decision making locally across business applications.
     
  • Solutions for financial services: The partners are bringing together Kyndryl’s 30 years of service experience in supporting financial institutions and Google Cloud’s open and flexible solutions for financial services. This partnership will enable financial institutions to transform into more efficient data-driven enterprises, while managing risk and administering controls across all facets of the highly regulated industry. 

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