Kyndryl and Microsoft Announce Initiative to Deliver Cloud-based Insights and Innovation for Mainframe Customers

Kyndryl and Microsoft are helping customers expand and increase access to valuable mainframe data.
Kyndryl is offering customers support to create data pipes that enable connections between the mainframe, including its zCloud platform, and the Microsoft cloud, making it easier to move their mainframe data to the cloud. Customers will have a holistic view of their data and can take advantage of machine learning, AI, analytics, and reporting, and will be able to leverage low code/no code applications with Microsoft Power Platform.
Kyndryl and Microsoft also plan to combine mainframe data with other internal and external cloud-based data sources that will enable customers to create new applications that utilise analytics and visualisation tools to deliver advanced insights at scale.
“As part of our collaboration with Microsoft on mainframe modernisation, we are helping customers increase access to valuable mainframe data and leverage new capabilities that will show benefits of cloud automation and insights from their IT environments,” said Petra Goude, Kyndryl Global Practice Leader, Core Enterprise and zCloud. “Through this initiative, we are teaming with Microsoft to increase flexibility and availability of mainframe data — whether workloads are in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.”
By integrating mainframe data into low-code and no-code applications, the companies also will help customers create and benefit from a data-driven business environment that becomes a powerful source to achieve their application and business modernisation goals.
“Microsoft’s AI-enabled Power Platform capabilities, Kyndryl’s rich mainframe ecosystem and managed services experience are a strong combination that will help customers unlock their mainframe data,” said Kelly Rogan, Corporate Vice President, Global System Integrator and Advisory Partners at Microsoft. “We’re excited that our expanded collaboration will allow us to deliver new innovations that make it easier for customers to take advantage of the cloud to access data and make informed, data-driven business decisions.”

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