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Kyndryl, NetApp partner to accelerate cloud transition

IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has partnered with NetApp to allow customers to transform their businesses and accelerate their transition to the cloud. 

Under the alliance, the pair will collaborate to help customers across industries enhance and improve their ability to manage and extract business value from unstructured data, including text-based documents, photos, audio and video files, IoT sensors and other sources. 

Kyndryl says it will combine its IT infrastructure and managed services expertise with NetApp’s leadership with the top public clouds to create new solutions to derive insights from data that sits across multiple platforms.

“We’re pleased to announce our strategic relationship with NetApp to help customers solve some of their most pressing data and IT challenges,” said Elly Keinan, Group President, Kyndryl. “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 modernization.”

The two firms will also collaborate to co-design advanced storage infrastructure-as-a-service solutions to provide customers greater flexibility, versatility and value from the use of unstructured information.

“NetApp’s strategic partnership with Kyndryl enables joint delivery of critical data infrastructure services that will accelerate future innovation and business impact for customers and fast track cloud adoption,” added George Kurian, CEO, NetApp. “This momentum and collective success within key industries made it clear it was time to elevate our relationship with Kyndryl and work together on solutions that address similar challenges in other data-centric market segments.”

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 processes and financial services.