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By modernizing its cloud environment, the university aims to enhance education to provide a seamless experience for staff and students

SYDNEY, Australia, April 30, 2024 — Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner today announced the successful migration of Macquarie University’s workloads to a hybrid cloud environment.

To facilitate its rapidly evolving student services, Macquarie University needed an improved on-premises IT infrastructure that could enhance its flexibility in scaling datacenter resources independently, elevate user satisfaction, increase resource visibility and pursue automation with a new infrastructure-as-a-service ‘virtual datacenter,’ a cloud-based equivalent of a physical datacenter. During the migration period of just four months, Kyndryl worked to ensure a smooth transition for Macquarie University’s business operations, enabling the higher education provider to continue effectively responding to online student queries, scheduling classes and exams, and running on-campus facilities such as food outlets and catering services with no disruption.

To achieve a fast and seamless migration to AWS, Kyndryl collaborated with Macquarie University to reduce the number of virtual machines being migrated to the VMware Cloud on AWS environment by 50%. The university then migrated 480 virtual machines supporting foundational and critical applications such as finance, CRM, and student support systems to the new cloud environment.

This cloud migration to AWS aligns to Macquarie University’s long-term vision of embracing new and emerging technology to enable its community to better connect, engage and collaborate. With AWS and Kyndryl, Macquarie University can drive efficiencies at scale by streamlining its IT infrastructure, and consolidate on-premises and cloud workloads, reducing its dependence on costly on-premises systems that are challenging to maintain.

Leveraging AWS, Macquarie University can now provide easier access to learning materials and seamless on-campus and virtual experiences to more than 40,000 students and 3,000 staff members. These experiences include a faster and easier approach to exam scheduling, class timetabling, accelerated access to academic resources and training for staff members. In addition, Kyndryl implemented AWS tools to help improve cyber resiliency, disaster recovery for critical business applications, automated cyber threat detection and cybersecurity monitoring.

“Our collaboration with Kyndryl and AWS is crucial when it comes to driving our digital strategy forward to create a connected university with a strong service delivery culture,” said Jonathan Covell, Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO) for Macquarie University Group. “From application and acceptance to learning and networking, the student journey looks different for everyone. With the agility of AWS, we are able to prioritize making the experience for both students and teachers as frictionless as possible, which means we can better focus on attracting and retaining students and continuing to lead as a digital, internationally competitive university. By working with Kyndryl and AWS, we have established a solid foundation to achieve this.”

Kyndryl will continue to manage the VMware Cloud environment for Macquarie University as its digital transformation continues.

“We are proud to be involved in this critical phase of Macquarie University’s transformation as it sets a high standard for what it means to be a truly digital education provider,” said Ashish Kumar, President, Kyndryl Australia and New Zealand. “Kyndryl’s expertise in modernizing mission-critical workloads and strong collaboration with AWS has already delivered positive results for the university, and we’re looking forward to achieving more milestones together in the future as the university positions itself for the next step into cloud-native delivery.”

“Australia’s education sector is embracing technology to accelerate innovation, develop a more personalized approach to learning, and deliver improved experiences for administration, faculty and students. We’re delighted to be supporting Kyndryl to empower world-leading education institutions like Macquarie University to deliver new digital experiences through cloud-enabled technologies,” said Craig Lawton, Head of Modernization, Solutions Architecture, Australia and New Zealand, AWS. “AWS is pleased to help enable Macquarie University’s transformation through the power of the cloud, and we look forward to continuing our work with Kyndryl.”

About Macquarie University
Macquarie University is engaged with the often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since its foundation 60 years ago, Macquarie University has aspired to be a different type of university: one that promotes and supports collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, to bring about real change. Macquarie University is ranked among the top one percent of universities in the world, enjoys an enviable reputation for research excellence and produces highly sought-after graduates who are prepared for the jobs of today and the future. For more information, visit

About Kyndryl
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. For more information, visit

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