New Partnership Between Kyndryl and Google Cloud Opens Opportunities for Digitization

Applied AI and infrastructure modernization will help drive business for customers.

Claudia Adrien

December 13, 2021

3 Min Read
strategic partnership

Kyndryl and Google Cloud have partnered to focus on accelerating customers’ digital transformation. This is to help businesses become more advanced, data-driven and sustainable.

Kyndryl— the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider— and Google Cloud will jointly prioritize digital transformation projects. They will apply their expertise in data and analytics, applied AI and infrastructure modernization to help customers gain new insights and drive business.

Training 40 Million People

In addition, 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. Moreover, the program will contribute to Google’s goal of training 40 million new people on Google Cloud. Additionally, it will drive several thousand new certifications in the coming years.


Kyndryl’s Martin Schroeter

Martin Schroeter is CEO and chairman of Kyndryl.

“We’re excited to partner with Google Cloud and look forward to working together to help customers accelerate their ambitious digital business transformation plans,” Schroeter said. “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.”

Also, Kyndryl’s managed services for Google Cloud will help customers run their most critical business systems on Google Cloud’s global and sustainable infrastructure. Additionally, the companies said this will allow for seamless delivery of applications and data across a customer’s entire footprint.

Key Solutions

Thomas Kurian is CEO of Google Cloud.


Google Cloud’s Thomas Kurian

“The partnership between Google Cloud and Kyndryl represents a significant step forward as global enterprises seek to digitally transform their organizations,” Kurian said. “So, 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.”

Kyndryl and Google Cloud are also focusing on several other key solution areas.

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. That said, they plan to bring 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. So, this will help customers move their SAP workloads to Google Cloud’s global, reliable infrastructure. Also, this will deepen the insights available to them through data analytics, AI and machine learning.

Enterprise Edge

So, Kyndryl plans to create new integrated industry solutions including managed services with Google Cloud. This will enable and expand connectivity, compute and analytics at the network edge. Moreover, 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 applications, the companies said.

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. Therefore, 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, the companies said.

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About the Author(s)

Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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