The News: Kyndryl and Cloudera announced a new global partnership to help customers improve customer data transformation projects across hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and edge computing data initiatives. The companies plan to develop solutions to help customer improve cloud migrations in the environment of their choice. Read the full press release here.
Kyndryl and Cloudera Announce a New Global Partnership to Improve Customer Data Transformation Projects
Analyst Take: It’s not at all surprising to us to see another impressive partnership take shape for Kyndryl, continuing the upward momentum, post-IBM spinoff. Kyndryl and Cloudera working together makes perfect sense to our team as Kyndryl’s years of experience with mission-critical IT platforms and Cloudera’s hybrid data cloud platform will work together nicely to help organizations modernize complex data ecosystems to ultimately reach their transformation goals.
The initial partnership will focus on:
- Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Migrations and Upgrades – The companies will leverage technology and expertise to help customer streamline migration and upgrades.
- Managed Services: Kyndryl will provide managed service capabilities to Cloudera to improve reliability and customer satisfaction.
Strategic Alliances and Continued Growth for 2022
Kyndryl has come out of the gate swinging. From strategic alliances with Microsoft, Google Cloud and AWS to cloud technology partnership with VMware, SAP, SoftBank, and PureStorage, it’s clear that Kyndryl is quickly trying to establish itself as a major player in this environment and not just an IBM spinoff.
At the beginning of the month, Kyndryl reported its Q4 earnings and spoke to the future aims of the company. One of those was increasing revenues with a new ecosystem of partners and capabilities. This partnership with Cloudera will likely deliver on that goal. Kyndryl customers should be excited by the possibilities that will come from this partnership with Cloudera, I know we are.
The unshackled, excited feeling we are getting from Kyndryl is invigorating. It’s promising to see this partnership take shape, but I’m sure it won’t be the last that we see this year.
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Shelly Kramer is a Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at Futurum Research. A serial entrepreneur with a technology centric focus, she has worked alongside some of the world’s largest brands to embrace disruption and spur innovation, understand and address the realities of the connected customer, and help navigate the process of digital transformation. She brings 20 years' experience as a brand strategist to her work at Futurum, and has deep experience helping global companies with marketing challenges, GTM strategies, messaging development, and driving strategy and digital transformation for B2B brands across multiple verticals. Shelly's coverage areas include Collaboration/CX/SaaS, platforms, ESG, and Cybersecurity, as well as topics and trends related to the Future of Work, the transformation of the workplace and how people and technology are driving that transformation. A transplanted New Yorker, she has learned to love life in the Midwest, and has firsthand experience that some of the most innovative minds and most successful companies in the world also happen to live in “flyover country.”