Kyndryl, Google Cloud Partner Up
December 9, 2021
and Google Cloud started a global, strategic partnership focused on accelerating
customers' digital transformations and helping them become more advanced,
data-driven, and sustainable businesses.
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. To enable these results
for customers, Kyndryl and Google Cloud will jointly prioritize and focus on
digital transformation projects.
In addition, Kyndryl's managed services for Google Cloud will help customers run
their most critical business systems on Google Cloud's global and sustainable
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 is
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
"We're excited to partner with Google Cloud and look forward to working together
to help customers accelerate their ambitious digital business transformation
plans," said Martin Schroeter, CEO and chairman of Kyndryl. "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."
"The partnership between Google Cloud and Kyndryl represents a significant step
forward as global enterprises seek to digitally transform their organizations,"
said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. "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."
To further their collaboration, Kyndryl and Google Cloud are focusing on
several key solution areas, including:
Data, Analytics & AI: Kyndryl and Google Cloud plan to help customers enable
data mobility and use 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 vast ERP expertise to help
customers move their SAP workloads to Google Cloud's global, reliable
infrastructure, thereby deepening the insights available to them through data
analytics, AI, and machine learning.
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. By combining Google Cloud's distributed edge
and data services with 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
Industry Solutions for Financial Services: Kyndryl and Google Cloud are bringing
together Kyndryl's 30 years of service experience in supporting the world's
leading 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 this highly regulated industry.