Kyndryl, Red Hat Partner to Advance IT Automation for Multicloud Infrastructure

The collaboration integrates automation with managed services to support customers across infrastructure, networking and cloud operations.

Claudia Adrien

May 11, 2022

3 Min Read
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RED HAT SUMMIT — Red Hat and Kyndryl are teaming up to help customers embrace open, differentiated automation technologies and managed services. Together, Red Hat, the provider of open source solutions, and Kyndryl, the world’s largest IT infrastructure provider, will offer integrated services and solutions. It is based on the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate critical workloads from the enterprise data center to the edge and across public clouds.

This collaboration means the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform becomes the primary enterprise automation solution across Kyndryl’s infrastructure services. Ansible runs tens of millions of automations and manages more than 500,000 customer endpoints worldwide. Kyndryl, one of Ansible’s largest users, plans to further scale its automation architecture through joint engineering work with Red Hat. This will extend its new storage and network automation capabilities across its services team.

Supporting Customers


Red Hat’s Stefanie Chiras

Stefanie Chiras is senior vice president, partner ecosystem success at Red Hat.

“Customers today are operating in increasingly diverse and complex IT environments, spanning on-premises data centers to public and private clouds. Automated solutions and managed services are crucial for customers to effectively scale and manage today’s hybrid multicloud landscape. Red Hat’s collaboration with Kyndryl integrates automation with managed services to support customers across infrastructure, networking and cloud operations. It alleviates the burden of manual IT operations and making it easier to grow into the future.”

In addition, Kyndryl and Red Hat will establish an Ansible Innovation Center. There, they will develop joint solutions and help customers realize hybrid cloud transformation. Kyndryl and Red Hat already jointly support almost 900 customers globally.

Open Hybrid Cloud Technology


Kyndryl’s Stephen Leonard

Stephen Leonard is global alliances and partnerships leader at Kyndryl.

“By increasing the integration of Kyndryl’s leading infrastructure services with Red Hat’s … open hybrid cloud technology, we are better able to deliver services and technologies that work hand-in-hand to provide a more seamless customer experience.”

Analysts seem to agree. Steven Dickens at Futurum Research said the Kyndryl and Red Hat partnership is beneficial to both companies and customers.

“Enterprises are increasingly operating more complex IT environments, spanning from on premises data centers to public and private clouds and the edge,” said Dickens. “The ability to automate how these environments is becoming increasingly important given the interconnectivity of the deployments and the sheer scale of the number of endpoints. Against this backdrop, GSIs are a crucial part of the equation, helping ensure that enterprises are not shouldering the burden of IT operations alone, especially as these deployments now include hybrid, multicloud architectures.”

Red Hat is wrapping up its two-day virtual summit on Wednesday. You can see more news coverage here.

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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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