Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, today announced a multi-year Strategic Partnership (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS), focused on developing and delivering IT solutions, generative artificial intelligence (AI ) and advanced solutions. machine learning (ML) capabilities. This collaboration will help joint Kyndryl and AWS customers drive innovation in their businesses, drive efficiency, and accelerate their digital transformation.
As part of the SCA, Kyndryl and AWS want to:
Establish Kyndryl and AWS Innovation Factory, a mutual investment to co-create generative AI and ML solutions focused on industry-specific use cases. By leveraging Kyndryl’s Innovation Factory and data-driven capabilities, customers can begin their cloud modernization journey and accelerate their business transformation.
Enhance capabilities to design, implement, migrate, modernize, and manage AWS cloud services in complex IT environments.
Accelerate the modernization of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and other applications on AWS with a shared strategic execution plan designed to reduce cost, complexity, and time.
Deepen the expertise of Kyndryl’s technical experts to quickly grow the number of AWS-based certifications and specialized certifications from the 10,000+ AWS certifications already earned to add thousands of additional certifications.
“Expanding our alliance with AWS fuels Kyndryl’s ability to help customers accelerate the adoption – and maximize the benefits – of generative AI solutions,” said Nicolas Sekkaki, global head of applications, data and AI at Kyndryl. “The collaboration will also help Kyndryl expand its reach and ability to facilitate customers’ digital transformations on AWS across a growing range of application modernization options.”
“Our customers look to AWS Partners to support them on their cloud migration journey, to optimize their IT assets to unlock future business growth, and to identify how and where to leverage new technologies for maximum business impact” , said Julia Chen, Vice President of Partner Core at AWS. “We are excited to work with Kyndryl to help our shared customers leverage data to gain AI insights at scale.”
“Given Kyndryl’s experience and skills in supporting companies on their digital transformation journey, we knew they would be the ideal partner to modernize and migrate our mission-critical workloads to AWS,” said Michael Wagner, MD, President and CEO of Care New England. “This migration project is critical to reducing our operational costs, strengthening the security of our system data, and freeing up valuable time for our team to focus on providing the highest quality patient care.”
Kyndryl will also use its AI readiness program to further support customers in adopting responsible AWS generative AI services. This program leverages Kyndryl’s deep domain knowledge and enterprise-grade AI expertise to provide customers with the end-to-end services needed to integrate generative AI solutions that will impact business activity.