LISBON, March 16, 2023 — Kyndryl (NYSE:KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, announced today it has partnered with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, a European leader in leasing and renting solutions for business equipment, to provide IT infrastructure management services on IBM i technology, data center services and disaster recovery solutions.
The services provided by Kyndryl will allow BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to access private cloud infrastructure on a flexible usage model to host its partner platform in Portugal.
"When we began our discussions, both companies understood the value of collaboration with the ultimate aim of providing a best-in-class service to BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ partners and clients. This partnership provides BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions with a resilient IT solution. The service includes a disaster recovery solution which in the event of a disruption, allows users to access the recovery solution and reduce downtime," said Paulo Coelho, Practices Leader at Kyndryl Portugal.
“As a market leader, our priority is to provide a consistent and reliable service to our partners and clients at every touchpoint. Fundamental in our decision to partner with Kyndryl was their ability to provide a platform with high standards of security and reliability. Their experience and 'know-how’ in the management and maintenance of IBM i technologies and the strategic alignment in terms of technological roadmap with BNP Paribas also played a role in our decision,” said Sebastián Martínez, Head of IT at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Iberia.
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 BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
At BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, we offer capital efficient business equipment financing solutions in key sectors including agriculture, construction, transportation, materials handling, ICT, healthcare and green tech. Drawing on our proud 70-year history, our partners and clients rely on our market expertise, asset know-how and advisory services to propel their growth, transformation and transition to a low carbon circular economy. We are present in 17 countries across Europe and Turkey, employing over 3,700 experts. We also offer vendor finance solutions in the USA and Canada in partnership with Bank of Montreal, and in China through Jiangsu Financial Leasing. In 2022, we advanced over €14 billion in asset finance and presently manage a €38 billion leased assets portfolio. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is fully owned by BNP Paribas and is positioned within the Group’s Commercial, Personal Banking & Services division. For more information, please visit https:/leasingsolutions.bnpparibas.pt/
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