HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Kyndryl | August 25, 2022
Kyndryl today announced that it was recognized by Gartner in two recently published reports on data center outsourcing and hybrid infrastructure managed services (DCO HIMS).1 In 2022, Kyndryl scored the highest out of 19 vendors analyzed by Gartner – receiving the score of 4.45 out of 5 for its Use Case in Legacy Data Center Outsourcing Deals.2 A complimentary copy of the full report is available here.
According to the report, "this Use Case represents the provider's capability to provide traditional data center services (mainframe, server and storage) for global clients. Higher-rated providers can deliver a high level of customer satisfaction, services for a significant volume of mainframe MIPS, a wide variety of physical and logical servers, and large volumes of storage."
"We are thrilled to be recognized by Gartner and we believe the recognition is an acknowledgement of Kyndryl's strengths and a testament to our expertise and proven capabilities in mainframe modernization for our customers and partners. I encourage you to read and examine the details in the Gartner report. "Our infrastructure services expertise is integral to enabling hybrid cloud environments for mainframe customers. The mission-critical nature of managing applications and sensitive data in the cloud – coupled with the increased need for the unmatched security and availability of the mainframe – is why we feel our customers continue to turn to Kyndryl to help support their vital enterprise systems and transformation projects today and in the future."
Petra Goude, Global Practice Leader, Kyndryl Core Enterprise & zCloud
The DCO/HIMS market is a subset of IT outsourcing services. This subset comprises the following services, which are detailed in the Critical Capabilities Definition section:
Data center outsourcing and hybrid infrastructure managed services
Managed services for traditional data center environments
Mainframe managed services
ERP hosting managed services
Managed servers and network equipment
Managed services for hosted and private cloud infrastructure
Managed services for public cloud and edge environments
Hybrid infrastructure managed services (HIMS)
Data center consolidation and transformation services
Cloud migration services
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Kyndryl is the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl's nearly 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100.
IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Kyndryl | July 26, 2022
Kyndryl , the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, today announced a new retainer service to help customers recover from a disruptive cyber incident such as ransomware. Kyndryl's Recovery Retainer Service focuses on recovery actions that extend beyond incident response retainers available on the market today. The service is a natural complement to any incident response retainer and builds on Kyndryl's expertise in security and resiliency services.
Kyndryl's Recovery Retainer Service provides experts, either on the ground or remote, to help organizations recover from a cyber incident. This service is designed to provide on-demand qualified experts in cyber recovery, to assist the customer in proactively improving cyber recovery preparedness, as well as delivering support to recover from cybersecurity events.
Kyndryl combines deep domain expertise, recovery response, and remediation to maximize value while using industry-best practices supported by consulting and recovery expertise to support customers as they face ever increasing threats.
"We need to see a shift in this field, from simply security to one of 'cyber resilience.' The public and private sector need both because today it is no longer a question of whether cyber attackers will breach our defenses, but when will they break through and how much damage they will do," said Kris Lovejoy, Kyndryl Security and Resiliency Global Practice Leader. "The Recovery Retainer Service mitigates the impact of cyber incidents by having experts on hand," Lovejoy said.
"IT and cybersecurity teams are being tasked to demonstrate that cyber resilience does not reside solely on whiteboards anymore. Having an actual cyber recovery plan that allows for key capabilities to be brought up in a controlled and rapid manner is a key step in cyber resilience. "A logical progression involves practicing the cyber recovery plan on a regular basis to reduce the elevated stress levels that are inherent in an actual cyber recovery operation, while simultaneously smoothing out the kinks from the inevitable changes to an organization's digital footprint."
Craig Robinson, IDC Research Vice President, Security Services
Kyndryl's Recovery Retainer Service provides global expert knowledge, assets, and delivery to perform recovery actions after an attack causes an outage. The service is intended to help customers get back up and running quickly. It goes beyond incident response retainer services that provide forensics, but typically do not address recovery-related actions such as defining recovery processes based upon forensics, redeploying applications, restoring data, cleaning systems, among other critical tasks. The Kyndryl Recovery Retainer Service complements existing incident response retainers.
Kyndryl is the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl's more than 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE,IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Tintri | August 29, 2022
Tintri®, a DDN® subsidiary and the leading provider of auto adaptive, workload intelligent platforms, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of product availability with the "neXt" evolution of Tintri's VMstore® series. Expanding on its purpose-built, auto adaptive VMstore platform, Tintri's new Virtual Series incorporates 10 unique features that comprise the company's Platform as a Service (PaaS) approach. The Virtual Series offers autonomous QOS, predictive analytics, distributed data services, and ease-of-use in a robust and efficient virtual data workload management platform for hybrid cloud ecosystems.
As businesses continue to adapt to the massive influx of data and mobile workforces, there is a critical need to implement a more flexible and interconnected IT ecosystem to manage the size and complexity of applications. IT departments must not only manage code updates and new features for these applications, but also the underlying infrastructure which affects workflows while protecting data from being compromised due to ransomware and other impacts. Tintri has seen the movement toward containerization in hybrid IT environments and has adapted its intelligent analytics to enhance locality, security and predictive failure and recovery capabilities.
"We are in close collaboration with our customers and partners and understand the challenges they continue to face as data and application implementation becomes more distributed. "Because of our unique architecture meant specifically for virtual data sets, we are perfectly positioned to meet these new customer challenges and bring tremendous value by rapidly advancing the technology needed to address these new industry dynamics. By decoupling Tintri's AI-powered software from our hardware platform, VMstore customers can now deploy the efficient, transparent and easy-to-use data management platform they're accustomed to with Tintri."
Phil Trickovic, SVP of Revenue, Tintri
Businesses have consistently turned to Tintri for ease of use, predictable performance and stable service. Customers rely on Tintri to help reduce overhead costs and resources required to manage IT operations, particularly when integrating a cloud strategy. Tintri enables customers to focus on strengthening business operations, leveraging the platform's intelligence to stay ahead of the curve. Tintri VMstore is purpose-built for virtualized workloads and is now taking this same approach to develop the virtual version of VMstore technology, opening the door to new levels of infrastructure efficiency in hybrid cloud ecosystems.
Tintri Virtual Series Features
Tintri's neXt data management platform will consist of a new Virtual Series solution that enables 10 technology features to lower cost and complexity and gain backup and disaster recovery efficiencies, with the option to deploy and transfer within both on-prem and cloud environments.
Tintri's One Stop Hybrid Cloud Shop
Tintri.io – Easy to access site for support, best practices, service recommendations, and Tintri professional services
Reduce Expense and Complexity of Data Protection
Backup to the Cloud – Eliminate expensive add-on backup solutions; leverage snapshot file index for faster file recovery
Replicate to the Cloud – Tintri's Native Async Replication provides enhanced data protection to instantly safeguard on-prem workloads by replicating to the cloud
Restore to the Cloud – Restore files, folders and full VMs 10x faster than the enterprise backup solutions
Simplified Hybrid Cloud Workload Management
Workload Migration – Increased flexibility to move virtual workloads from on-prem to cloud with enhanced data relocation tools
Centralized Cloud Management – Manage more sites, VMstore systems and virtual workloads with ease with Tintri Global Center management
Enhanced Security and Visibility
Ransomware Protection – Achieve unprecedented visibility for rapid detection and recovery using Ransomware Defense suite with air-gap snapshot protection
Data Security Services – Locate risk without expensive security services and impacts to production systems with Automated Vulnerability Scanning
Container Data Services for Cloud Native Applications
Tintri Kubernetes Services – Manage quality of service, data protection and cloning for physical and virtual clusters for containerized workloads
Tanzu Integration – Support for VMware Tanzu and other common Kubernetes distributions
"The new Virtual Series platform and the 10 neXt feature additions were designed to address the shift we have seen in the IT market over the last 3-5 years," said Brock Mowry, Tintri's CTO. "Because of VMstore's unique ability to see and manage virtual workloads, these neXt features give users a complete view into their hybrid cloud needs. Both performance and data protection tie back to Tintri's Analytics platform allowing users to design the infrastructure, both cloud and on-prem to best serve the organization's entire application needs."
Tintri Virtual Series Availability & Beta Program
The 10 Virtual Series features will roll out over the next 15 months. Tintri Data Security Services and Tanzu Integration are both available today to existing VMstore customers.
Tintri will also launch several beta programs as Tintri rolls out its neXt generation platform.
Tintri, a wholly owned subsidiary of DataDirect Networks (DDN), delivers purpose-built solutions to store and manage virtual machines in enterprise data centers. Thousands of customers have saved countless administrative hours using Tintri's innovative technologies.