The two new spinoffs on the block\u2014Kyndryl and VMware\u2014have expanded their relationship and promised to help customers with their app modernization and multicloud plans.\nUnder the agreement the companies say they will focus on developing a range of services aimed at multicloud infrastructure and management, digital workspace, managed applications, and other areas.\n\n\u201cOur combination with VMware is especially important as Kyndryl continues to invest in our industry-leading skills in key areas, most notably in cloud, network and edge computing, and in security and resiliency services,\u201d said Martin Schroeter, Chairman and CEO of Kyndryl in a statement. Through previous agreements, Kyndryl already has thousands of staffers with VMware certifications.\nThe companies also aim to help customers speed digital transformation by building and deploying new, more secure applications for the hybrid workforce.\nKyndryl says it plans to work with VMware to expand its existing multicloud advisory, implementation, and management services to support VMware Tanzu, the company\u2019s container and Kubernetes platform, and deploy vSphere workloads to VMware multi-cloud infrastructure running in public clouds.\n\u201cMulticloud is the digital business model for the next 20 years. With the average organization running hundreds of apps across many different clouds, customers need solutions and strategic partners that enable their organizations to be as agile and resilient as possible,\u201d said Susan Nash, senior vice president, strategic corporate alliances, VMware in a statement.\nThe Kyndryl-VMware agreement follows on Kyndryl\u2019s tie-in with Microsoft earlier this month. Under that pact, the companies will develop products built on the Microsoft Cloud aimed at helping customers with digital transformation, Kyndryl stated.\u00a0\nMicrosoft will make products developed by the two companies available for its global enterprise sales force and create Kyndryl University for Microsoft to provide employee traning in Microsoft\u2019s cloud. The companies said they will jointly focus on data modernization and governance, AI-driven innovations for industries, cyber security and resiliency, and moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud. Kyndryl will lead with advisory, implementation, and managed services for hybrid IT environments, Kyndryl stated.\u00a0\nKyndryl and VMware are beginning a new business life since being spun off by their parent firms\u2014Kyndryl from IBM and VMware from Dell.\nCompany executives say by spinning out of IBM, Kyndryl will have more freedom to partner with other major tech companies and cloud hyperscalers such as Google, AWS, and Microsoft. Plus it can invest in its workforce as well as focus on developing services for hot markets such as 5G, edge computing, cloud, and security.\nVMware CEO Raghu Raghuram wrote in a blog that the company will be more flexible to partner more deeply with cloud and on-premises providers.\n\u201cAnd the increased flexibility we will have to use equity to complete future acquisitions will help us remain competitive. Today\u2019s move will strengthen our mission to be the Switzerland of the cloud industry, uniquely positioned to provide our customers with the best combination of options as we grow our robust ecosystem of partners,\u201d Raghuram.\nIn related news, Kyndryl announced a new certification agreement with SAP to train more of Kyndryl\u2019s global team on SAP HANA and help those customers migrate to public cloud hyperscalers, and expand its services to manage SAP operations on cloud and on-premises.