Kyndryl and Red Hat become strategic business partners to drive IT automation for multicloud infrastructure

Kyndryl and Red Hat become strategic business partners to drive IT automation for multicloud infrastructure

Red Hat Summit – Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, today announced a strategic partnership to help customers embrace open and differentiated automation technologies and managed services to modernize core business applications and IT infrastructure, enabling scalable business operations and greater resilience with advanced security capabilities. Together, Red Hat and Kyndryl will offer integrated services and solutions based on the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate critical workloads from the corporate data center to the edge and across public clouds.

With this collaboration, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform becomes the premier business automation solution among Kyndryl’s infrastructure services, with Kyndryl as the leading service provider for Ansible Automation Platform. Kyndryl is currently one of the largest global users of the Ansible Automation Platform, running tens of millions of automations and managing more than 500,000 customer endpoints worldwide. Kyndryl plans to further expand its automation architecture through joint design work with Red Hat to extend its storage and network automation capabilities to its entire services team.

Additionally, Kyndryl and Red Hat will establish an Ansible Innovation Center to co-create solutions and help customers realize hybrid cloud transformation by automating IT operations and services from the infrastructure level to the cloud and edge. This will include jointly developed playbooks, enablement and support based on the Ansible automation platform and Kyndryl infrastructure services.

“By increasing the integration of Kyndryl’s core infrastructure services with Red Hat’s industry-leading open hybrid cloud technology, we are able to deliver services and technologies that work side-by-side to deliver a smoother customer experience.” Stefano LeonardLeader of global alliances and partnerships, Kyndryl. “We look forward to partnering with Red Hat to help customers accelerate their ability to achieve true business agility through open multicloud solutions. “

‚ÄúCustomers today operate in increasingly diverse and complex IT environments, from on-premise data centers to public and private clouds. Automated solutions and managed services are critical to enabling customers to effectively scale and manage today’s hybrid multicloud landscape, “he said. Stefania Chirassenior vice president, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat. “Red Hat’s collaboration with Kyndryl integrates automation with managed services to support customers across infrastructure, networking and cloud operations, alleviating the burden of manual IT operations and facilitating growth in the future “.

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Kyndryl and Red Hat already jointly support nearly 900 customers worldwide and are working with companies such as Bord Gais Energy, an energy and services provider in the republic of Ireland, to help them take advantage of the combination of advanced automation and managed services with the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. As a result, Bord Gais has achieved improvements in service quality, cost reductions and better adherence to audit and compliance requirements, enabling them to better serve and meet the changing needs of its customers who are transitioning to a low-carbon future. carbon.

“There was no manual to address the challenges presented by the global pandemic and it has led to rapidly changing business demands and urgent requests that required responsiveness from day one,” Andy NasonHead of Services and Infrastructures, Bord Gais Energy.We required minimal disruption and reliable service levels, and the Kyndryl and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform services team made it possible. The dynamic automated tools and environment created by Kyndryl and Red Hat proactively solved repetitive tasks and automated incident response and resolution to events, while constantly enabling operational improvements that ensured customer satisfaction. “

To increase support across the breadth of Red Hat’s portfolio through sales, delivery, and sales engineering, Kyndryl service professionals have achieved more than 5,000 Red Hat certifications and accreditations to date, with a focus on automation and to containers.

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