Kyndryl, Microsoft Open Center to Drive Digital Transformation
Kyndryl and Microsoft solidified their strategic partnership, launching their first Center of Excellence in Latin America with the support of multidisciplinary teams across Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Brazil, according to a press release. The center leverages Kyndryl's expertise and familiarity with critical systems and Microsoft Cloud technology to assist companies’ efforts to accelerate their digital transformation.
“The launch of the Kyndryl and Microsoft Center of Excellence in Latin America strengthens our goal of accelerating digital transformation across all industries. With Kyndryl's drive, experience and understanding of mission-critical IT systems, powered by Microsoft cloud technology, we will help our shared customers in the region at every step of their modernization journey,” says Priscyla Laham, Vice President of Global Solutions, Microsoft Latin America.
The capacities and added-value of cloud computing allowed early adopters to grow and counteract the market volatility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Considered an “indispensable technology,” Latin America's companies are preparing to invest 50% of their technology budgets on cloud computing in 2023, according to data from Google Cloud. Companies' concerted outflow toward cloud computing stems from their efforts to capitalize on greater operational efficiency, accelerate workloads and afford greater asset security, among other capabilities.
An understanding that cloud maturity could potentially choose proximate market winners and losers has accentuated regional demand for IT modernization and cloud computing products and services. This open-ended opportunity has incentivized Kendryl and Microsoft to open an excellence hub to confer customers the information, resources and skills needed to advance their digital transformations. Experts and architects from both companies will be working side by side to co-create replicable assets, perform proof-of-concept (PoC), and adopt innovation best practices at scale.
“The Center of Excellence will help accelerate the digitization of companies in Latin America by leading the co-creation of scalable solutions for the business market. We will provide the skills, processes and technology necessary for companies to advance their modernization efforts. Clients will be able to harness the value of our strategic partnership with Microsoft to implement the best technologies that meet their most critical digital business objectives,” says Carla Carvalho, Alliance Leader, Kyndryl Latin America.
Kyndryl and Microsoft's partnership is representative of a larger market effort by companies to capitalize on the region's burgeoning cloud computing market.