Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest provider of technology infrastructure services, today announced that more than 500 global enterprise customers are operating the Kyndryl Bridge, with more than 1,000 customers expected at the end of the financial year. Kyndryl Bridge is the industry’s first open-integration technology services platform and seamlessly integrates artificial intelligence (AI), operational data and Kyndryl expertise to provide customers with a new way to operate their systems. and can bring good business results.
As the No. 1 provider of infrastructure implementation and management services worldwide, Kyndryl combines AI and machine learning (ML) at scale with mission-critical systems. The Company also leverages its expertise, including intellectual property, patents, expertise and deep industry experience, to facilitate the delivery of new innovations and services as customers look to gain value from of new technologies to transform their operations.
Kyndryl Bridge is estimated to have already helped early adopters avoid more than $1 billion in annual costs, including:
- $670 million in annual cost avoidance as a result of preventing thousands of incidents before they occur.
- $370 million in annual cost avoidance as a result of reduced required maintenance windows.
“Kyndryl Bridge transforms the way CXOs manage their increasingly complex technology environments,” said Martin Schroeter, Kyndryl Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This diverse, AI-powered, open-integration services platform accelerates automation, drives efficiencies, and creates more sustainable operations – helping companies advance their growth goals and deliver value to stakeholder.”
Integrated Platform Accelerates Digital Transformations
The Kyndryl Bridge was launched in September 2022 as part of Kyndryl’s Advanced Delivery initiative, which is one of its central Three-A’s strategies. The platform is formed from the Company’s decades of expertise in managing complex, mission-critical business environments, and an ‘as-a-service’ operating environment that includes a marketplace, an operational management console and an AI and ML analytics engine.
“The need for a multi-cloud management platform to control all on-prem and cloud resources is paramount for businesses migrating and modernizing technology to the cloud while changing in their businesses,” said David Tapper, IDC’s Vice President, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services. “Using a multi-cloud management platform like Kyndryl Bridge can support public cloud providers, automate development and deployment processes, accelerate business outcomes and provide comprehensive visibility into technology operations while using AI to drive efficiencies and align consumption with user-specific needs and FinOps to optimize cloud resource spending, map unit costs of business and the forecasting of spending and budgeting should help to achieve these goals.
Alliance Partners Co-Innovate on Kyndryl Bridge
Additionally, Kyndryl and its technology alliance partners work together to accelerate and deliver real-time insights and innovation across IT estates.
“We are co-innovating with Kyndryl to create new solutions that enable customers to gain greater visibility and value from their existing data estates and technology investments,” said Chris Niederman, AWS General Manager of Global Systems Integrators. “By combining Kyndryl’s long-standing expertise in applied intelligence with the vast scale of AWS’s data lake and machine learning services, we are working to better serve integrated customers and help them more effectively use data within their organization for more informed business decisions that drive business change.”
“We are working together with Kyndryl to simplify and accelerate transformation for our customers,” said Steffi Kuebler, SAP Senior Vice President, Head of Business and Data Transformation Solutions. “Starting with new migration and automation methods to reduce project timelines, we provide a holistic view of SAP and non-SAP workloads from a single pane of glass that helps customers to gain valuable insights and understanding from their business data.”
“The combination of Kyndryl Bridge Services and the Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform helps customers more efficiently design, deploy and accelerate their cloud transformation projects. It also allows customers to more easily tap into a robust ecosystem of capabilities that enable them to gain greater application visibility, control and cost management. Together, Red Hat and Kyndryl help customers to unlock the value of their technology investments faster for real business outcomes,” said Stefanie Chiras, Red Hat Senior Vice President, Partner Ecosystem Success.
Accelerated Expansion of Services
With nearly 190 digitally enabled services scheduled to be available on Kyndryl Bridge by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2024), the Company is driving AI innovation and expanding the depth and breadth of services so that the customers realize better business results, such as. as:
- Achieving AI-Driven Results – A growing number of services that help unlock more opportunities for our customers, manage and model data, and deliver industry-specific results – from enabling practices to creating intelligent industry 4.0 and reducing production quality risks in identifying new markets to develop and sell products at scale. .
- Become More Cyber Resilient and Compliant – New services that optimize an organization’s security investments – from data integration to preventing cyber threats, managing security incident workflows, and considering local and global data compliance requirements.
- Meeting Net Zero Goals – AI-powered sustainability intelligence and carbon footprint calculator will measure real-time energy consumption and emission data to help customers analyze, simulate, predict and generate actionable recommendations to improve efficiency energy across the IT estate.
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