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Kyndryl forms managed services alliance with Cisco

Kyndryl forms managed services alliance with Cisco

IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has announced a technology partnership with Cisco, to help enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformation using Cisco networking solutions and Kyndryl managed services.

Cisco and Kyndryl will focus on providing technologies, infrastructure expertise and managed services throughout a customer's cloud journey – starting with strategy and migration, through to running, maintaining and supporting complex IT environments.

By applying joint capabilities to facilitate in-country and regional programming, execution and investment, the partners will leverage their diverse partner ecosystems to provide a range of industry and technology solutions across networks, data centres and cloud strategy, security, managed services and strategic outsourcing.

Kyndryl and Cisco will develop new private cloud services, network and edge computing systems, software defined networking (SDN) solutions and multi-network wide area network offerings, all with advanced security capabilities.

"Companies around the world in all industries are clamouring for solutions and services that can streamline the management and operation of their hybrid cloud and network computing environments," said Deborah Nevin, vice president for global alliances at Kyndryl.

"Our collaboration with Cisco can provide customers with integrated technologies and services that derive more value from their current IT investments, while embracing the benefits of advanced network and edge computing capabilities."

Keith Dyer, vice president within Cisco's global enterprise sales and global partner organisation, added: "We are building and delivering the next generation of managed services. As customers demand more as-a-service offerings, we will continue to reimagine applications that transform networks and address IT needs to meet this demand."