Kyndryl | November 22, 2021
Kyndryl and VMware announced an expansion of the companies' strategic partnership focused on app modernization and multicloud services. This collaboration will enable customers to enhance their digital innovation and business transformation with enterprise control.
The primary goal of the expanded partnership is to accelerate IT and business reinvention for customers 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. The agreement adds a focus on providing differentiated solutions for multicloud infrastructure and management, digital workspace services, managed applications, resiliency and security, and network and edge computing.
"We're excited to embark on this journey with VMware and intend to leverage a rich and productive history of joint solution architectures, common designs, and deep relationships to provide customers the solutions, services and support they need to achieve their business transformation goals," said Stephen Leonard, global alliances and partnerships leader, Kyndryl. "Through this important partnership, Kyndryl and VMware will help companies design and deploy mission-critical workloads that can modernize their applications and operations to reap the benefits of cloud and multicloud computing."
Kyndryl also plans to work with VMware to expand its existing multicloud advisory, implementation, and management services to support the VMware Tanzu platform and deploy vSphere workloads to VMware multi-cloud infrastructure running in all public clouds.
Multicloud is the digital business model for the next 20 years. With the average organization running hundreds of apps across many different clouds, customers need solutions and strategic partners that enable their organizations to be as agile and resilient as possible. This is the power of the VMware and Kyndryl partnership. Kyndryl is a strategic partner that brings world-class solutions, skills, expertise, and experience to the companies' mutual customers. Together, we will empower customers to achieve smarter paths to cloud, edge, and app modernization; provide autonomy for developers; and enable a more secure, frictionless distributed workforce."
Susan Nash, Senior Vice President, Strategic Corporate Alliances, VMware
To further the global reach and impact of their collaboration, Kyndryl and VMware have established local, regional, and worldwide alignment of their respective capabilities, expertise and resources that will facilitate solutions planning, investment, and execution.
Kyndryl and VMware also are jointly developing innovations through a Joint Innovation Lab (JIL), which spearheads and drives delivery model innovations to better reach and serve customers. The JIL programs will further focus on developing solutions for app modernization, containers, observability and security with VMware Tanzu, as well as multicloud management solutions. Kyndryl and VMware will closely align and optimize their collaboration in support of VMware Cross-Cloud services to provide infrastructure and applications services and support to customers, independent of the underlying cloud provider environments.
Kyndryl 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.
VMware is a leading provider of multicloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company's 2030 Agenda.
VMware | February 28, 2022
Mobile World Congress 2022 – Partners since 2008, VMware and HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced the companies will expand their collaboration to deliver integrated solutions for service providers around the world. HCL, specifically, will expand its Cloud Smart portfolio of services powered by VMware technology to include support for VMware Telco Cloud – 5G Core and VMware Telco Cloud RAN. In addition, HCL will set up a dedicated lab to streamline the deployment of these solutions across customers’ networks.
Service providers operate vast and complex networks that feature software and hardware solutions from a variety of technology partners. Our strategic partnership with VMware will help to meet the needs of CSPs (Communications Service Providers) around the world as they build and transition to open and virtualized 5G networks. Further, our dedicated labs will help them to simplify validation of solution interoperability and streamline rollout of large-scale deployments.”
Anand Swamy, senior vice president and Global Head, OEM Ecosystems, HCL Technologies
HCL operates VMware-enabled labs across the globe to support customer deployment of VMware solutions. As part of this expanded partnership, HCL will establish a lab for onboarding, integration, verification, and performance benchmarking of various 5G Core and virtual RAN configurations on VMware Telco Cloud Platform. In addition, VMware will train additional HCL engineers on how to deploy, configure and manage VMware Telco Cloud Platform. This will enable service providers – both existing mutual customers and new prospects – to quickly launch trials, Proofs of Concept (POC) and/or commercial deployment of VMware Telco Cloud Platform.
“Service providers are leveraging Telco Cloud Platform as the foundation of their network modernization. With it, they can deploy myriad network functions – both VNFs and CNFs – as well as third party software across the core, RAN and edge,” said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider & Edge, VMware. “Our work with HCL will help accelerate service providers’ modernization efforts to ultimately enable them to monetize services faster.”
VMware and HCL complement each other’s abilities and the ties between both companies are extensive:
8,000 HCL professionals are trained on VMware technologies
1,800 HCL engineers currently use VMware technology in customer projects
1,600 certifications and accreditations are available on VMware technologies
VMware at Mobile World Congress
VMware multi-cloud solutions are on display at its Mobile World Congress stand – Hall 3, Stand 3M11. Visit the online media kit for all VMware announcements made at the show as well as on-demand demos, customer testimonials, partner updates and more.
VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.
VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
Juniper Networks, Sinet | August 24, 2021
Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that SINET, one of Cambodia’s largest internet and telecommunication service providers, has selected Juniper Networks to upgrade its network infrastructure, accelerating time-to-value for customers in Cambodia. Building on a long-term relationship, SINET has partnered with Juniper Network for further upgrades and to deploy advanced network solutions, deepening the foundation for its exponential growth.
As one of the fastest-growing economies in ASEAN, Cambodia is on the cusp of a digital revolution, with mobile connections having risen to 128.8 percent of its total population1 in 2021. With SINET’s network infrastructure upgrades, enterprise users can now use a common framework to manage the exponential increase of endpoints accessing campus and data centers. In today’s era of hybrid work environments, SINET delivers high-speed connectivity and services to both business and residential customers for smooth video teleconferencing and streaming services.
With nearly 20 years of presence in Cambodia, SINET has consistently introduced new network solutions to simplify, connect and empower businesses across the country. The company currently operates over 200 active network points of presence (POPs), providing fast and reliable internet connection to main cities and provincial towns, as well as remote districts and villages, fulfilling its vision to connect all corners of Cambodia.
Juniper Networks was selected for this network infrastructure upgrade having grown and delivered quantifiable success alongside SINET as a long-term partner. With the expansion of the Ethernet Virtual Private Network – Virtual Extensible LAN (EPVN-VxLAN) IP Fabric and Metro-Ethernet transport networks expansion project completed in 2018 and early 2021, SINET was able to smoothly implement the solutions from end-to-end, completing both deployments with almost no downtime.
Juniper Networks’ QFX Series Switches provide the building blocks for the EVPN-VxLAN IP Fabric, offering SINET an efficient and scalable way to build and connect its expansive network.
Juniper Networks’ ACX Series Universal Metro Routers are at the core of SINET’s latest 200G Metro-Ethernet expansion project, bolstering its nationwide fiber network and maintaining its competitiveness with one of Cambodia’s most advanced networks.
With the completion of these network upgrades, SINET has provided more stable and secure services to its customers while laying the foundation for future growth in line with the Cambodia ICT Masterplan announced in 2020.
Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality.