Leading IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has today announced its partnership with Lenovo to develop and deliver scalable hybrid cloud solutions and edge computing implementations.
Through their extended collaboration, Kyndryl and Lenovo will create joint solutions that employ automation, optimization, and differentiated IT infrastructure services to help customers meet their mission-critical on-premises and cloud-based distributed application service needs.
Distributed computing architectures require deep management expertise coupled with operational and performance excellence. As 75% of data moves to the edge1, Kyndryl and Lenovo are expanding their relationship to meet customer goals by providing a premium technology and services experience that drives innovation to address changing business needs and requirements.
“Today’s new IT capabilities are transforming nearly every industry, and Lenovo is committed to empowering customers’ intelligent transformation,” said Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President, Lenovo Group and President of Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Together, this partnership will deliver leadership in innovation for hybrid multi-cloud deployments and the edge. Kyndryl’s industry leadership in managed infrastructure capabilities coupled with Lenovo’s extensive portfolio of solutions from the device to the cloud uniquely positions us to meet customers’ mission-critical, distributed service applications through automation, optimization, and differentiated management technologies.”
Lenovo will continue as Kyndryl’s strategic partner for IT server projects for PCs, servers, storage, and next-generation edge computing technologies with a portfolio of joint solutions. Kyndryl’s managed services skills and expertise will enable and support the deployment of these joint solutions across customer infrastructure – from end-user devices to the cloud.
Kyndryl and Lenovo also aim to provide integrated solutions for customers via an edge-to-cloud experience that leverages Lenovo’s diverse portfolio of products – spanning edge computing, mobile, PCs, and data center – with Kyndryl’s customizable services for deployment, migration, and optimization as a service or on-prem.
“Our proven track record of delivering value to customers worldwide with Lenovo provides a solid foundation for expanding our relationship with new jointly architected solutions,” said Stephen Leonard, Global Alliances and Partnerships Leader, Kyndryl. “We’re confident that customers will be able to continue to rely on the combination of Kyndryl and Lenovo to deliver reliable, high-performance infrastructure and services from personal computers to servers and storage to advanced computing at the edge.”
Lenovo’s existing partnerships with other Kyndryl ecosystem alliance partners also will allow for deep collaboration to provide optimal solutions for customers across hybrid cloud, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), and edge computing applications with a complete portfolio of ready to roll, plug and play solutions.