Kyndryl, a provider of IT infrastructure services, and Nokia have announced an expansion of their global network and edge computing partnership, with a three-year extension. The renewed partnership will center on the creation and implementation of LTE and 5G private wireless services, along with Industry 4.0 solutions.
Kyndryl and Nokia established their global network and edge computing partnership in February 2022. Since then, the alliance has grown substantially, with over 100 active engagements with global businesses across 24 countries, spanning from advisory or testing, to piloting, to full implementation.
To further enhance their efforts, Kyndryl has attained the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) Advanced accreditation status. This will enable enterprise customers to benefit from an expanded array of resources and practitioners who possess extensive training and knowledge of Nokia’s products and solutions. Furthermore, customers will have access to Kyndryl’s accelerated network deployment capabilities and support for Nokia’s cellular radio expertise in selected markets.
Kyndryl, Nokia, and Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, have partnered to launch a joint lab in Raleigh, North Carolina to address the increasing convergence and requirements of IT and OT for enterprises. The lab will provide auditable wireless connectivity with advanced security capabilities to industrial networks. The collaboration will allow for a multi-factor zero trust model for industrial networking, incorporating the best tools and resources from each of the companies, at both the IT and OT sides of the network.
Kyndryl’s network experts are designing an integrated system that extends access and security beyond the typical shop floor, starting from the foundations of a typical Modbus process control network. By using the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud, private cellular connectivity will allow for high mobility and an extended reach of the network.