Last year, Kyndryl made history via a landmark strategic partnership with Microsoft. The reason we partnered with Microsoft was to help customers accelerate their digital transformations.

While the partnership is just beginning to ramp up, customers like Viewpointe are already reaping the benefits and industry pundits are taking notice. In fact, we’re delighted that Constellation Research has named Kyndryl + Microsoft as the Best Partnership in its 2021 Enterprise Awards. The award recognizes the enterprise partnership that delivered the most impact for customers and the market in 2021.

What excites me about this award is it acknowledges the impact the partnership will have on our customers as we bring state-of-the-art solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud to enterprises that are adopting hybrid cloud to modernize business processes, control costs and serve their customers better.

Constellation recognized “It’s still early days for digital transformation and cloud migrations for the world’s largest companies, and there are signs that stand-alone Kyndryl will be in a better position to be an agile competitor and proactive partner in pursuit of the $500 billion managed services market.”

Our team is looking forward to working with Microsoft in a co-innovation lab to rapidly develop and bring to market new customer capabilities built on Microsoft Cloud. And we’re moving fast to strengthen and expand our team’s technical expertise, and rapidly scale Microsoft skills for our professionals.

In addition to lauding the benefits of our Microsoft alliance, Constellation noted the value customers will realize from the deeper app-modernization and multicloud-services partnership we established with VMWare. And we’re not stopping there, as evidenced by our partnership with Google Cloud on digital business transformation projects.

You’ll soon hear about additional partners we’re working with to enable Kyndryl to build the ecosystem of software and solutions we’ll need to generate momentum and growth as the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider.

Kyndryl is off to a great start, and the best is yet to come!

Stephen Leonard is Kyndryl’s Global Alliances & Partnerships Leader.