Kyndryl unveils app modernisation services for Red Hat OpenShift

Kyndryl, one of the largest IT infrastructure services provider, unveiled new services and capabilities to help Red Hat OpenShift customers enhance and expand their ability to more consistently modernise and move core business applications to hybrid cloud environments. 

What is the market offering of Kyndryl’s new services?

Kyndryl’s new integrated services and capabilities, which are part of a larger set of container management and security capabilities, are designed to help customers advance their cloud transformation initiatives by automating application modernisation through services such as:

  • Kyndryl services for Application Modernisation with Red Hat OpenShift are available for clients modernising to and running operations in hybrid cloud infrastructures powered by hyperscaler platforms.

These advanced modernisation services accelerate transformation of legacy apps through automated containerisation and microservices driven architectures. The Kyndryl approach enables greater agility, scalability and resilience, while supporting firms in innovating faster.

  • Kyndryl services for Red Hat OpenShift speed deployment on-premises and on cloud to help ensure greater consistency across both operating models, while retaining flexibility to fully leverage cloud native services. The offering simplifies the orchestration and management of application workloads by increasing agility and minimising risk. 

Additionally, Kyndryl also is unleashing the capabilities of its Kyndryl Consult experts, Kyndryl Bridge open integration platform, and Advanced Delivery professionals. These capabilities enable Kyndryl to design, deploy and accelerate cloud transformation projects by leveraging the Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to ultimately provide customers with greater application visibility, control, and cost management. 

What does this mean for joint customers?

“Based on recent studies, the adoption of edge and containers is expected to grow tremendously in the next 2-3 years,” said Jevin Jensen, IDC Research Vice President.

“Containerisation can help overcome the challenges of application development and drive better business outcomes. By leveraging container platforms such as Red Hat OpenShift and selecting an implementation partner with capabilities similar to Kyndryl’s, enterprises with public or hybrid clouds will be more successful in their application modernisation efforts.”  

Customers increasingly face a lack of resources and know-how needed to manage their complex hybrid cloud infrastructures, which leads to IT management delays that can slow important transformation projects. Kyndryl’s services for Red Hat OpenShift can help companies more confidently increase developer speed and advance cloud migration efforts. 

What does this mean for Kyndryl and Red Hat?

“Red Hat OpenShift offers a comprehensive container application platform powered by a robust and skilled partner ecosystem to support deployments across any hybrid cloud environment,” commented Joe Fernandes, VP and GM, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, Red Hat.

“As firms accelerate large scale app modernisation initiatives, Kyndryl’s services for Red Hat OpenShift using the Migration Toolkit for Applications further extend customer choice and deepen capabilities in the cloud to address the challenges and opportunities they face.”

Nicolas Sekkaki, Applications, Data and AI Global Practice Leader at Kyndryl
Nicolas Sekkaki, Applications, Data and AI Global Practice Leader at Kyndryl

We’re excited to utilise Red Hat OpenShift and its included Migration Toolkit for Applications with our new services to better support customers in modernising their applications in a faster, more cost-efficient manner. By expanding our relationship with partners like Red Hat, we’re able to continue meeting customers where they are on their digital transformation journey,” said Kyndryl Applications, Data and AI Global Practice Leader, Nicolas Sekkaki.

Over the past year, Kyndryl and Red Hat have worked to expand and strengthen their strategic alliance to help clients embrace open, differentiated automation tech and managed services to modernise their core business apps and IT infrastructures. Kyndryl has also expanded its support for the breadth of Red Hat’s portfolio across sales, delivery and engineering, and its services practitioners in support of client engagements and enablement. 

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