Kyndryl and NetApp Announce Alliance For Cloud Transition


The partners will Focus on Extracting Insights and Enabling Innovation from Unstructured Data

Kyndryl and NetApp announced a global alliance to help customers transform their businesses by unlocking insights from data stored on-premises, in the cloud and in edge computing environments. Under the alliance, Kyndryl and NetApp will collaborate to help customers across industries enhance and improve their ability to manage and extract business value from an avalanche of unstructured data including text-based documents, photos, audio and video files, IoT sensors and other sources.

Specifically, the partners will align Kyndryl’s IT infrastructure and managed services expertise with NetApp’s strong leadership in the top public clouds and its edge-to-core-to-cloud scalability to create new solutions that enable companies to access and analyse and derive insights from data that sits across multiple platforms and multiple clouds.

“We’re pleased to announce our strategic relationship with NetApp to help customers solve some of their most critical data and IT challenges. The combination of our respective expertise and technology leadership will enable companies in all industries to transition more and more of their critical applications to the cloud while driving valuable insights from their unstructured data across IT modernisation,” said Elly Keinan, Group President, Kyndryl.

The companies will combine their respective expertise, based on over 15 years of collaboration to provide best-of-breed solutions to develop innovative solutions that help customers more efficiently and effectively manage, analyse and optimise their data to inform and drive important business decisions. Kyndryl and NetApp also intend to co-design advanced storage infrastructure-as-a-service solutions to provide customers greater flexibility, versatility and value from unstructured information and help companies derive business value from their data.

To help companies to organise better, manage and reap insights through enhanced data management, Kyndryl and NetApp will collaborate on new hybrid cloud solutions and services tailored and tuned to address industry-specific challenges, such as:

Automotive and manufacturing: To fast-track processes and better understand customer preferences.

Financial services: To enhance customer satisfaction and deliver more targeted offerings.