Cloudflare, Kyndrl Deliver Managed Network Transformation Services

Cloudflare Inc., a security, performance and reliability company, announced its partnership with Kyndryl Holdings Inc., an IT infrastructure services provider, to help enterprises modernize and scale their corporate networks with managed WAN as a service and Cloudflare Zero Trust.

The partnership couples Kyndryl’s managed end-to-end networking services with Cloudflare’s robust technology platform to enable enterprises to streamline connectivity to multiple clouds at scale.

The demands of modern applications, data, services and connect-from-anywhere workloads are of top importance for businesses, including enterprises with legacy network infrastructure. Yet, organizations increasingly face patchworks of data overload, on-premises technologies, public cloud services and outdated networks, all of which contribute to operational loss and security risks.

Kyndryl’s expertise in network services and protecting business-critical infrastructure, coupled with Cloudflare’s global cloud platform, presents a partnership that enables enterprises to leverage a fully managed internet security, performance and reliability solution.

The partnership allows enterprises to scale network capacity quickly based on business needs while reducing costs and presenting cost predictability.

With the growing complexity of multi-cloud networking, Cloudflare and Kyndryl’s managed WAN as a service allows organizations to convert all their resources to cloud-native solutions and retire expensive traditional hardware with confidence.

Furthermore, the end-to-end network transformation services will deliver the industry’s most complete, Cloudflare Zero Trust security, and connectivity with remote access to enable organizations with centralized management, control, and visibility to their network infrastructure.

Cloudflare and Kyndryl are focused on helping customers:

  • Streamline multi-cloud and direct-to-internet strategy and transition networks in confidence – Enterprises have moved data to the cloud and use SaaS applications, but are leveraging hardware as their network. Cloudflare and Kyndryl deliver network services to the enterprise market. Cloudflare is the technology platform and Kyndryl is the services provider that will shepherd customers through this journey.
  • Reduce spend on private network links and appliances while saving IT teams from manual work – Provide enterprises with networking and edge security capabilities needed for flexible work environments, including reducing tech debt and legacy architecture. Kyndryl will advise and assist enterprises in managing their IT infrastructure as they evolve their networks and transfer workloads into Cloudflare’s platform.
  • Accelerate digital maturity and network modernization – Flexible cloud networking expertise with managed WAN as a service enables networks to respond to evolving IT needs, equipped for today’s needs and for what’s ahead.
  • Extend network security to offices and data centers by replacing traditional WAN – Complete enterprise cybersecurity tackles risks and attacks from every location and vector.

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