VMware and Kyndryl Alliance

Kyndryl and VMware: Accelerating App Modernization and Cloud Initiatives

To better assist our customers, the companies will accelerate IT and business reinvention through the combination of VMware solutions and Kyndryl’s design, build, and managed services. The companies also aim to help customers speed their digital transformations by rapidly building and deploying new, more secure applications designed and built for a world of distributed work.


As Kyndryl and VMware begin their respective journeys as stand-alone companies, they share a productive relationship built on more than 20 years of collaboration between VMware and IBM that has consistently provided customers with a powerful combination of strategic guidance and world-class technologies. They will focus on providing differentiated solutions for multi-cloud infrastructure and management, digital workspace services, managed applications, resiliency and security, and network and edge computing.

Kyndryl and VMware Expand Partnership

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Why Kyndryl and VMware?

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Kyndryl and VMware Join Forces to Help Customers Drive Real Outcomes

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Always moving forward

Kyndryl and VMware provide a true multi-cloud foundation for all applications ‒one that enables our joint customers to do digital innovation at an accelerated pace.

  • Governance + Control:  Low impact rehosting solutions and services to migrate VM workloads to any cloud.
  • Consistency in Design: No retooling required to move  VM workloads to private or public clouds - container readiness included.
  • Cloud Agnostic Apps: Refactor with containers via Tanzu for new application development.
  • World-class Security: Deliver end user management, device management, SASE all from a common platform.

Jointly Addressing Top Customer Needs

  • Speed up re-invention as a digital business powered by VMware solutions and Kyndryl services.
  • Help transform your business by rapidly building and deploying new applications where they fit best.
  • Build a secure environment for distributed work.

Multi-Cloud Management

Consistently manage & govern across clouds

Top Drivers

  • Move Existing Workload with speed to Cloud
  • Manage Work Across Different Clouds & Platforms
  • Prepare for Cloud Native Applications

Available Services

  • Software Defined Networking
  • Workload Migration
  • Cross Cloud Deployment
  • Containers Networking and Management

Modernize Apps

Build new cloud-native applications

Top Drivers

  • Get Started with Kubernetes Workloads
  • Modernize Existing Apps
  • Work together using Best Practices

Available Services

  • VMware Tanzu
  • VM/Container Automation
  • VM/Container Deployment
  • VM/Container Management

Distributed Edge

Address digital workplace’s need to deliver and manage any app on any device

Top Drivers

  • Manage Multi-Modal Experiences
  • Secure the Distributed Edge
  • Serve Needs of Hybrid Workforce

Available Services

  • Workspace ONE Access Management
  • Core Platform Resiliency
  • Automation and Provisioning



To learn more about the Kyndryl and VMware Alliance, please mail Kyndryl4me@vmware.com.

To learn more about Kyndryl please visit Kyndryl.com