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Lenovo, Kyndryl partnership expands edge and cloud offerings

Lenovo and Kyndryl have announced an expansion of their global partnership to develop and deliver stronger hybrid cloud solutions and edge computing implementations.

Through their extended collaboration, the companies explain that they will create joint solutions that employ automation, optimisation and differentiated IT infrastructure services to assist customers in meeting their most essential on-premises and cloud-based distributed applications service needs.

Distributed computing architectures require deep management expertise coupled with operational and performance excellence.

Lenovo and Kyndryl say the expansion comes as 75% of data moves to the edge, recognising that their partnership needs better address customer goals.

To achieve this, Lenovo and Kyndryl will provide 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,” Lenovo Group executive vice president, and president of Infrastructure Solutions Group, Kirk Skaugen, says.

“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, optimisation and differentiated management technologies.

Lenovo says it will continue as Kyndryl's strategic partner for IT server projects for PCs, servers, storage, and next-gen edge compute technologies with a portfolio of joint solutions.

Additionally, Kyndryl's managed services skills and expertise will allow and support the establishment 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 through an edge-to-cloud experience that strengthens Lenovo's diverse portfolio of products, including edge computing, mobile, PCs and data center, with Kyndryl's customisable services for establishing, migrating and optimising as a service or on-premises.

“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,” Kyndryl global alliances and partnerships leader, Stephen Leonard says.

“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 adds that its existing partnerships with other Kyndryl ecosystem alliance partners will also enable more in-depth collaboration and a complete portfolio of ready to roll, plug and play solutions, to give customers optimal solutions across hybrid cloud, hyper-converged infrastructure and edge computing applications.

Lenovo offerings are also available as-a-Service through Lenovo TruScale, which the company says easily extends workloads from the edge to the cloud in a consumption-based model.

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