Co-authored by Pat Buemi, Partner Executive, Cisco and Jeff Gatz, VP Alliances, Kyndryl

Over the past few years, we have seen a massive acceleration of cloud initiatives to support hybrid work models against the evolving threat landscape. While network complexity increases, organizations are reevaluating their network architectures and turning toward SD-WAN solutions that increase operational efficiency and deliver time to value.

A year ago, Kyndryl and Cisco signed a technology agreement and Kyndryl has since attained Global Gold Integrator and Provider Gold Partner certification, the highest level available. This is a recognition of Kyndryl’s ability to deliver and support advanced solutions for joint customers around the world. Together, Kyndryl and Cisco deliver end-to-end services that help customers build, migrate, modernize, and manage secure SD-WAN networks, so they can realize these benefits. Kyndryl’s managed network services leverage Cisco SD-WAN technology to provide a cloud-based architecture that connects branches, data centers, and multi-cloud environments through a single fabric and pane of glass to create a balanced and flexible network ecosystem.

Network transformation that is simplified, optimized

The traditional WAN was not built for the WAN traffic brought by cloud adoption, and organizations struggle to balance user experience, application performance, and security in the multi-cloud era. Moving to a SD-WAN solution enables more efficient use of bandwidth to ensure high performance of critical applications and sets the stage for successful implementation of a complete Secure Services Edge solution.

Kyndryl SD-WAN Services built on Cisco technology enable a smooth and performant application experience that optimizes costs across network assets, maintains uptime, and prevents network outages across SaaS (Software as a Service)-, IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)-, and PaaS (Platform as a Service)- applications.

Accelerate to SD-WAN with confidence

Together, Kyndryl and Cisco bring together deep design, delivery, management, and network technology expertise to unlock your long-term business impact.  We have helped customers deploy SD-WAN solutions to reduce planned downtime, save costs, and increase WAN efficiency.

Kyndryl will be a sponsor at Cisco Live, June 4-8, in Las Vegas and will be happy to meet with you to discuss your transformation into a data-driven business powered by Cisco solutions and Kyndryl managed services.


Visit the Kyndryl-Cisco site to learn more about our partnership and solutions


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Patricia Buemi

Partner Executive for Kyndryl

Strategic Partner Sales