Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, and Microsoft today announced plans to expand the reach and impact of their global strategic partnership by helping customers expand and expand access to valuable mainframe data to enhance.
Kyndryl, provider of the secure multi-tenant zCloud, applies its unique expertise to create data pipelines that enable connections between the mainframe, including its zCloud platform, and the Microsoft cloud, making it easier for customers to manage their mainframe Move data to the cloud, unlocking new uses and value streams from their entire data estate. Customers have a holistic view of their data and can leverage machine learning, AI, analytics and reporting, and leverage low-code/no-code applications with Microsoft Power Platform.
Kyndryl and Microsoft also plan to combine mainframe data with other internal and external cloud-based data sources that will enable customers to build new applications that leverage modern analytics and visualization tools to deliver advanced insights at scale.
“As companies adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, the mainframe plays a key role. This announcement highlights the collaboration between Kyndryl and Microsoft, bringing together the world’s largest provider of hosted mainframe services and a market-leading public cloud provider to create new ways for mainframe customers to drive innovation and deliver value to customers,” said Steven Dickens , Senior Analyst, Futurum Research.
As part of the joint mainframe modernization initiative, Kyndryl will introduce consulting and integration services designed to help customers more easily and efficiently plan, design and connect mainframe data to Azure cloud and edge computing environments.
“As part of our collaboration with Microsoft on mainframe modernization, we’re helping customers improve access to valuable mainframe data and leverage new capabilities that demonstrate the benefits of cloud automation and insights from their IT environments,” said Petra Goude, Kyndryl Global Practice Leader, Core Enterprise and zCloud. “Through this initiative, we’re working with Microsoft to increase the flexibility and availability of mainframe data—whether workloads reside in the cloud, on-premises or at the edge.”
By integrating mainframe data into low-code and no-code applications, the companies are also helping their customers create and benefit from a data-driven business environment, which becomes a powerful source to achieve their application and business modernization goals reach.
“Microsoft’s AI-enabled Power Platform capabilities, Kyndryl’s rich mainframe ecosystem and managed services expertise is a powerful combination that will help customers unlock their mainframe data,” said Kelly Rogan, corporate vice president, global system integrator and Advisory Partners at Microsoft. “We’re excited that our expanded collaboration will allow us to deliver new innovations that make it easier for customers to take advantage of the cloud to access data and make informed, data-driven business decisions.”