SÃO PAULO, October 9, 2023 — SulAmérica, Brazil's largest independent insurer, and Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, have renewed their partnership to modernize SulAmérica's technology infrastructure and migrate mission-critical workloads to a Kyndryl zCloud environment.
The insurance industry in Brazil is facing increased demand for digital services, which has accelerated the need for more agile and resilient IT operations. With the agreement, Kyndryl moved SulAmérica's mission-critical applications from a traditional mainframe environment to Kyndryl's secure, multi-tenant zCloud infrastructure. This cloud migration enables SulAmérica to have greater flexibility and speed to support the millions of transactions that take place daily in its systems, servicing more than 5.5 million customers in Brazil.
Kyndryl and SulAmérica have a longstanding partnership, with Kyndryl providing services that support the IT environments hosting the insurer's core business applications such as the Health, Life and Pension platform that manages medical authorizations, claim processing, coverage eligibility, payments and reimbursements, and more. By adopting the zCloud environment, SulAmérica is enhancing the cyber resiliency capabilities required for these types of workloads.
"SulAmérica's mission is to improve lives, offering support, security and autonomy in all aspects of health-related decision making — whether physical, emotional or financial. Having a secure and efficient IT infrastructure, such as Kyndryl's zCloud, will help us optimize our workloads and increase the speed of response to offer the best service to our customers," said Marcelo Rodrigues Fonseca, IT Infrastructure Superintendent at SulAmérica Seguros.
"Mainframe modernization and cloud migration require expertise in data security, access and governance. Taking a holistic, end-to-end approach to determining the right platform for each workload is critical. We are proud to help SulAmérica in this new phase of its business to modernize its data and applications as they advance their IT transformation journey," said Frank Koja, Managing Director of Kyndryl Brazil.
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world's largest provider of IT infrastructure services, 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.
SulAmérica is a 127-year-old insurance company dedicated to providing Comprehensive Health to its more than 5.5 million customers with health, dental, life, pension and investment products and services. The company is an integrated manager whose mission is to improve people's lives, taking care to keep their health in balance, considering the physical, emotional and financial aspects. For all steps and decisions support and security are offered. To this end, it has more than 4,000 engaged and committed employees and a distribution network of more than 37,000 independent insurance brokers throughout Brazil. For more information, visit SulAmérica's website.