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INTERVIEW - Kyndryl Bulgaria to support digital transformation, move to hybrid cloud

INTERVIEW - Kyndryl Bulgaria to support digital transformation, move to hybrid cloud Photo: Kyndryl

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 2 (SeeNews) - Kyndryl, a New York-listed spin-off from global tech giant IBM, will provide companies with the resource they need to carry out digital transformation, while supporting their legacy systems and keeping their data safe and secure, Aleksandar Nikolov, managing director at Kyndryl Bulgaria, said.

"Kyndryl will be both key to supporting and improving the legacy systems and services upon which many organisations depend, and also a critical resource for customers who need to create the foundations for new digital transformations," Nikolov told SeeNews in a recent interview.

Following its spin-off from IBM last month, Kyndryl emerged as the world's largest IT infrastructure provider with a global base of 4,000 clients in more than 60 countries and a staff of 90,000. Its business scope includes nearly all physical and virtual infrastructure management, both on-premise and external client technology environments and it will continue to invest in cloud, security, blockchain and AI, with a focus on infrastructure and IT technology, Nikolov noted.

"Kyndryl now has more freedom to partner with different leading technology providers, offering a wider set of solutions that might be a better fit for our clients. Just few days ago Kyndryl and Microsoft established strategic partnership to accelerate digital transformation across industries," Nikolov said, stressing that the company's services address a growing market and demand for digital transformation across all industries. At the same time Kyndryl will remain a partner for IBM solutions.

With its extensive experience in digitalisation and business process automation for financial, insurance and telecommunications companies, Kyndryl is in a position to explain exactly how customers can transform digitally and deliver better customer experience, and in what specific timeframe, Nikolov said. In his words, Kyndryl's purpose is to design, build and manage secure and responsive private, public and multicloud environments to accelerate these customers' digital transformation.

Hybrid cloud migration and adoption is another area in which local companies can tap Kyndryl Bulgaria's expertise, he noted. To showcase the company's capabilities, he pointed to a major local trading company, a highly demanding 24/7 business with zero downtime tolerance, using Kyndryl Bulgaria cloud resources and tools.

"When we talk about hybrid infrastructure modernisation, we are talking about helping clients - many of whom are in highly regulated industries and have complex environments - make the journey to cloud if that’s where they’re headed. We know from our experience and research that many companies are not prepared for the IT needs of the future," he said.

A recent Kyndryl survey showed that nearly 25% of medium- and large-size companies had not even started their modernisation efforts.

"So, clients are at different stages of digitisation and modernisation. It’s a continual journey, and accomplishing that at a global scale for companies with legacy applications running massive data pools is a tremendous challenge. That's why we are here, to help them and there will for sure be a consistent demand for Kyndryl to expand our ecosystem and invest in new capabilities to provide more world-class services offerings for our clients," Nikolov concluded.

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