Kyndryl and Microsoft today announced the launch of their first Center of Excellence in Latin America, with multidisciplinary teams distributed in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The Center combines Kyndryl’s expertise and understanding of mission-critical IT systems and Microsoft Cloud to help companies in the region accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
Organizations across Latin America have identified the need to modernize their IT structures and legacy systems by migrating to cloud environments, which would enable them to increase speed and agility in their hybrid cloud strategy. According to IDC, the cloud market in the region will grow by more than 30% by 2023. However, the shortage of skills and complexity of managing hybrid cloud environments are inhibiting the speed of transformation initiatives.
The Kyndryl and Microsoft Center of Excellence will serve as a central hub of information, resources and skills related to Microsoft technologies to support enterprise customers throughout Latin America. Kyndryl experts focused on solutions, consulting, and managed services will work alongside Microsoft architects and technical staff to co-create replicable assets, conduct proof of concepts (PoCs), and adopt innovation best practices at scale.
“The Center of Excellence will help accelerate the digitalization of businesses in Latin America by leading the co-creation of scalable solutions for the enterprise market. We will provide necessary skills, processes, and technology for companies to advance their modernization efforts. Customers will be able to leverage the value of our strategic partnership with Microsoft to implement the best technologies that meet their most critical digital business objectives,” said Carla Carvalho, Head of Alliances for Kyndryl in Latin America.
“The launch of the Kyndryl and Microsoft Center of Excellence in Latin America strengthens our goal of accelerating digital transformation across all industries. With the initiative, Kyndryl’s expertise and understanding of mission-critical IT systems, powered by the Microsoft Cloud, we will help our shared customers in the region at every step of their modernization journey,” said Priscyla Laham, VP of Global Partner Solutions for Microsoft in Latin America.
The Center plans to develop projects that will meet a range of business needs, including the modernization of applications and data on mainframe, integration into hybrid IT models or migration to a cloud environment, with focus on data security. Some of the Center’s planned services include Security and Resiliency, Data Protection, SAP, Legacy Modernization and Azure VMware Solution (AVS), among others.
Leveraging the global alliance between Kyndryl and Microsoft, the Center will provide a co-innovation environment that will be a key element for customers to design PoCs with unlimited Azure credits and take advantage of the repository of assets developed throughout the region.