It’s been a momentous start for Kyndryl. As an independent company, we’re participating in a much larger ecosystem to bring more value to our customers – and that includes working with the cloud hyperscalers and major cloud software companies. Building off of last week’s partnership news with Microsoft, today we announced an expanded partnership with VMware.

VMware, like Kyndryl, is newly independent and a leader in helping customers bring their existing applications to the cloud, as well as helping to create new cloud-native offerings.

Our combination with VMware is especially important as Kyndryl continues to invest in our industry-leading skills in key areas, most notably in cloud, Network and Edge Computing, and in security and resiliency services. Kyndryl already brings thousands of skilled professionals with VMware certifications to our customers.

We’ve also achieved SAP certification for operations capabilities in global cloud and infrastructure operations; this further strengthens Kyndryl’s capabilities and portfolio, and we’ll be able to pursue more joint opportunities to manage SAP operations on cloud and on-premise with end-to-end automation technology.

These certification programs are important.  But this is more than just meeting customers where they are on their digital journeys – it’s also about helping them accelerate those journeys.

I’m encouraged by how customers and employees are excited by our independence, our vision for the future and our early momentum with technology innovators.

The result will be to enable customers to run, modernize and transform their operations even faster and maintain enterprise control, and to do so securely and reliably with the best technology and solutions designed and built for a world of distributed work. These are critical needs for the organizations of today -- and tomorrow.

That’s what we’ve built Kyndryl to do. And that’s how we’ll help customers succeed and win.