The transformation drives improvements to data and application management that are critical to operations of the city and its citizens, such as the treasury, the electronic registry and record management.
Madrid, February 2, 2022 - The Madrid City Council aims to position Madrid as a leader in digital services provided to more than 3 million residents. Following a public tender, the City of Madrid contracted Kyndryl (NYSE:KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, to transform the delivery of its digital services to a hybrid cloud mode and deliver on this ambition.
Faced with the evolving digital demands of citizens and pressure to innovate more quickly, the City of Madrid decided to embrace a hybrid cloud strategy. The city opened the transformation project to public tender a year ago, part of an effort to improve cybersecurity and incorporate better disaster recovery measures into their architecture, ensuring adherence to increasingly complex data protection requirements.
Kyndryl won the tender and began to work with the City of Madrid to develop a hybrid cloud IT architecture through the combination of zCloud technology and a private cloud in distributed environments. The new infrastructure enables faster processing of large volumes of data and enhanced data protection and compliance across essential workloads and applications, such as the treasury, the electronic registry and record management.
As a result, service to citizens is more flexible, resilient, and strengthened with enhanced security that helps to improve how they engage with the City Council, encouraging their participation in the management of the city. Today, through the applications offered by the City Council, citizens can manage their entries and exits by car to the low emission zone, they can reserve a tennis court in a municipal facility, or they can warn that a streetlamp on their street has broken. A quick and accurate response to any of these queries is essential.
The transition to the new hybrid cloud environment was seamlessly executed by Kyndryl with the collaboration of the public employees in charge of the service, with no disruption to the city council’s day to day processes. The infrastructure has been fully migrated to a new data center, complete with a backup center and disaster recovery measures.
"Our goal is to provide the Madrid City Council with a more flexible system for managing its infrastructure resources, while being able to streamline technological changes that will undoubtedly generate added value for the City Council as well as for citizens," said Luis Roca, President of Kyndryl Spain and Portugal.
The project carried out at the Madrid City Council illustrates Kyndryl's expertise in transforming and modernizing different IT environments and moving them to hybrid cloud environments. Through its Core Enterprise and zCloud practice, Kyndryl helps companies optimize their infrastructure investments and plan their future needs with services that address on-demand capacity planning, modernize components, and increase speed and agility.
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s nearly 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
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NEW YORK and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — February 2, 2022 — Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, and Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multicloud world, today announced a global alliance that joins the expertise and operational experience of Kyndryl with the best-in-class storage technology of Pure to deliver mission-critical capabilities to enterprises.
As part of the new alliance, Kyndryl will become a key delivery partner for Pure, expanding on already integrated solutions and increasing its existing Pure skills and capabilities to drive transformative business outcomes for customers.
Together, Pure and Kyndryl will deliver jointly optimized solutions to address the complex challenges enterprises face related to application and infrastructure modernization, automation, multicloud management, containerization, and more – providing cyber resiliency elements natively at the storage layer to enable cloud-based applications coupled with data portability in the cloud or on-premises.
Kyndryl is advancing a strategy that combines deep technical expertise, global industry knowledge and best-in-class technologies from partners to deliver comprehensive and differentiated offerings to customers. Partnering with Pure augments and supports Kyndryl’s approach by providing advanced storage and data management solutions grounded in Pure’s ethos of simplicity, reliability, agility, and innovation that sets the company apart from other infrastructure providers.
“Our alliance with Pure Storage can help customers identify and take advantage of new ways to manage, secure, and analyze their mission-critical multicloud business data,” said Stephen Leonard, Global Alliances & Partnerships Leader, Kyndryl. “We look forward to working with Pure to deliver advanced capabilities that customers can use to modernize and transform their businesses.”
“We’ve fostered a true collaboration with Kyndryl that will address our shared customers' business challenges and drive the transformation and modernization they are undertaking,” said Wendy Stusrud, VP, Global Partner Sales, Pure Storage. “Our strategic relationship will provide market leading solutions that enable customers to maximize their data assets across their organizations with confidence.”
All new and enhanced joint offerings can be delivered as-a-service and charged on a consumption basis.
To learn more about Kyndryl alliances, visit: www.kyndryl.com/us/en/about-us/alliances
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s nearly 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
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