Kyndryl, NetApp drive BMW’s hybrid data programme

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BMW Group has brought aboard IT infrastructure provider Kyndryl and NetApp for storage-as-a-service agreement that will support future scalability and innovation for the premium automobile manufacturer’s worldwide IT infrastructure.

Covering 17 countries on five continents with Germany, the United States and China as key markets, the agreement combines Kyndryl’s digital infrastructure services with NetApp’s cloud-led, data-centric software technology.

Kyndryl will serve as the lead integrator, applying its expertise and global reach to manage the enterprise storage infrastructure that is critical to the automaker’s production process. 

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NetApp provides the hybrid cloud data infrastructure foundation for all of BMW Group’s data centre needs, delivering network-attached and scale-out storage infrastructure.

“The technology and services that we provide, will be advancing innovation for the entire organisation while ensuring operational stability,” said Markus Koerner, president of Kyndryl Germany.

With Kyndryl’s expertise in building, transforming, and managing hybrid infrastructures, BMW expects to gain operational stability for its most critical systems.

Also, Kyndryl’s industry expertise in the automotive sector – serving eight out of 10 of the largest global automotive companies – is a key differentiator. Kyndryl’s managed infrastructure-as-a-service model helps deliver greater availability and uptime while reducing the expense and headaches of  self-managed infrastructure.

The resilient platform for BMW Group’s future data fabric is based on NetApp solutions and services, a combination that ensures continuous data availability, uninterrupted service delivery, and easy data mobility. 

This allows BMW Group to use data where it is needed to accelerate innovation and gain new insights, whether in the data centre or in the cloud.