RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Kyndryl and Cisco have formed a technology partnership aimed at accelerating digital transformation for enterprise clients, the companies announced this week.

According to Deborah Nevin, vice president of global alliances at Kyndryl, companies across the globe are seeking to streamline technical operations and IT infrastructure and investment as they turn toward cloud computing solutions.  And that’s happening regardless of industry, Nevin noted in a statement.

“Companies around the world in all industries are clamoring for solutions and services that can streamline the management and operation of their hybrid cloud and network computing environments,” said Nevin.

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The new partnership extends from a prior relationship between the two companies, according to Nevin.

Under the new agreement, the companies will “enable and deliver digital transformation projects for customers around the world,” a Kyndryl statement noted.

“As customers demand more as-a-service offerings, we will continue to reimagine applications that transform networks and address IT needs to meet this demand,” said Keith Dyer, a Cisco vice president, in a statement.  Dyer noted in a statement published on the Kyndryl website that a company’s IT department or division is “now accountable for optimizing business outcomes that technology can deliver.”

Kyndryl is a spin-out from IBM.  The two companies completed the separation of Kyndryl from IBM in November 2021.  Raleigh-headquartered Red Hat, which is owned by IBM, and Kyndryl also have a partnership.