Kyndryl and Cloudflare Expand Partnership to Deliver Enterprise Network Transformation

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, and Cloudflare, Inc., a leading connectivity cloud company, are extending their partnership, forming the Global Strategic Alliance to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.

The partnership will combine Kyndryl’s end-to-end consulting services and expertise across enterprise networking, security, and resiliency, with Cloudflare’s robust connectivity cloud that offers security, performance, and cloud flexibility, all-in-one.

“Cloudflare and Kyndryl is the duo that enterprises can fully lean on to migrate their networks and innovate across the cloud. Working hand-in-hand with customers, we’ve seen the demand and impact from Cloudflare’s leading connectivity cloud and comprehensive cybersecurity for business environments, right in hand with Kyndryl's industry-leading consulting and managed network services,” said Matt Harrell, global head of channels and alliances at Cloudflare. "Since partnering with Kyndryl, we have been able to scale Cloudflare’s services at a new level. Our Global Strategic Alliance can support any enterprise now across their entire network stack, regardless of where they stand in their cloud journey.”

Kyndryl and Cloudflare first partnered in May 2023 to modernize enterprise infrastructure with end-to-end services, bringing managed WAN-as-a-Service and Cloudflare Zero Trust to the entire corporate network.

Now, the two companies are focused on further innovation across all technology stacks to design, build, manage, and modernize customers’ vital systems, according to the companies.

The Kyndryl and Cloudflare Global Strategic Alliance is focused on helping enterprises streamline connectivity to multiple clouds and data centers, while providing robust network security.

Together, they will help businesses:

  • Accelerate digital maturity and network modernization
  • Reduce spend on private network links and appliances while saving IT teams from manual work
  • Extend network security to offices and data centers by replacing traditional WAN
  • Leverage sustainable networking

As testament to the partnership, Cloudflare has helped Kyndryl transform its network services and provide cloud cybersecurity protection, including DDoS mitigation.

Cloudflare currently protects Kyndryl Internet properties, with Kyndryl operating on a self-service model including the ability to make changes seamlessly throughout the transformation without incurring additional charges.

Since adopting Cloudflare's global connectivity cloud network and security services, Kyndryl has seen a reduction in IT infrastructure costs, accelerated web traffic, and increased performance for data load balancing, according to Kyndryl.

“Together with Cloudflare, we are enabling enterprises to migrate to next-generation networks and capitalize on advanced cloud features to achieve greater agility and innovation. We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Cloudflare, an industry leader in cloud networking and Zero Trust,” said Paul Savill, global practice leader of networking and edge compute at Kyndryl. “With Kyndryl’s expert managed and consulting services, we will be helping our joint customers secure, streamline, and simplify their IT infrastructure, all while reducing costs and improving operational efficiencies.”

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