Kyndryl develops an optimized and flexible technology platform to support the expected growth of Elawan Energy
Kyndryl Consult designs a security and resiliency strategy
MADRID, May 29, 2023 – Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world's largest provider of IT infrastructure services, today announced that it has developed an optimized and flexible technology platform for Elawan Energy to support the expected growth of its renewable energy generation business (hydro, wind and solar) in the coming years. With expertise from Kyndryl Consult, Elawan Energy can also rely on a modern security and resiliency strategy to meet the soaring demands of the energy sector.
By the end of this year, authorities such as the European Union are calling on countries to ensure that at least 32% of the energy consumed comes from renewable sources such as water, sun or wind. With 50 production plants and a presence in nine countries, Elawan Energy chose Kyndryl to establish and manage a robust, flexible and secure technology platform.
Drawing on extensive expertise, Kyndryl deployed the servers, cloud storage and communications that meet Elawan's business needs. That included a complete network transformation with a "connectivity as a service" solution that spans the data center, remote offices and wind farms, providing direct access to applications and improving the employee experience. Kyndryl has also helped to establish the necessary interconnection with the national electricity infrastructure holder.
To complete the technology service, Kyndryl Consult designed Elawan Energy's security strategy based on two main pillars:
Advanced security events monitoring using SIEM technology
A proactive approach to threat detection that combines "digital surveillance" and "threat intelligence," which provides context to cyber threats and integrates seamlessly with the advanced monitoring, ultimately improving incident detection and response
Elawan Energy's business processes now have an optimized, resilient, secure and scalable IT infrastructure, with extensive cybersecurity measures.
“Since the energy sector is critical for the country, we have to follow strict requirements, and thanks to its deep expertise, the Kyndryl team has helped us to be compliant and be prepared for the growth we foresee in the near future,” said Dionisio Fernández, CEO of Elawan Energy.
"Kyndryl is proud to bring our expertise in managing mission-critical technology environments and our consulting capabilities to a company like Elawan Energy, a leader in renewable energy operations and sustainability. Kyndryl's solutions will enable Elawan's critical infrastructure and communications to be modernized and made more resilient," explained David Soto, president of Kyndryl Spain and Portugal.
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 www.kyndryl.com.
About Elawan Energy
Elawan Energy is a global operator in the renewable energy industry, offering integrated solutions along the green energy life circle, including the promotion, development and construction of wind farms, photovoltaic plants and hydropower plants as well as the operation, maintenance and sale of green energy produced. Elawan Energy is part of ORIX Group. For more information, visit https://www.elawan.com.