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Kyndryl, Google ink cloud deal to link data from the HQ to the network edge

The partnership has been designed to make users data-driven enterprises, making better sense and use of their data.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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December 13, 2021 | 12:00 AM GMT

Kyndryl, Google ink cloud deal to link data from the HQ to the network edge

Martin Schroeter, CEO and chairman of Kyndryl. Source: Kyndryl

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) and Google Cloud (NASDAQ: GOOGL) have formed a partnership focused on accelerating customers’ digital transformations.

The two parties will apply their knowledge in data and analytics, applied artificial intelligence (AI), and infrastructure modernisation to help customers gain new insights and drive business outcomes.

To enable these results for customers, Kyndryl and Google Cloud will jointly prioritise and focus on digital transformation projects.

In addition, Kyndryl’s managed services for Google Cloud will help users run their business systems on Google Cloud’s global infrastructure, while seamlessly delivering applications and data across their entire footprint, from headquarters to the network edge.

As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, Kyndryl is establishing a “Google Cloud Academy for Kyndryl” that will focus on developing capabilities to accelerate the move of mission-critical workloads onto Google Cloud.

The program has been designed to contribute to Google’s goal of training 40 million new people on Google Cloud, and will drive several thousand new certifications in the coming years.

Martin Schroeter, CEO and chairman of Kyndryl, said: “We’re excited to partner with Google Cloud and look forward to working together to help customers accelerate their ambitious digital business transformation plans.

“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.”

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, added: “The partnership between Google Cloud and Kyndryl represents a significant step forward as global enterprises seek to digitally transform their organisations.

“Bringing together Google Cloud’s global infrastructure and leading technology in AI, machine learning, and analytics with the world’s largest provider of managed services and IT services will accelerate global businesses’ ability to launch new, digital businesses and deliver their most critical workloads in a cloud environment.”

Reach João Marques Lima at joao.lima@thetechcapital.com 

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