Lisbon, July 13, 2023 – Kyndryl (NYSE: KD, the world’s largest provider of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure services, and Start Campus, the company responsible for developing the SINES Project — a 495 MW hyperscale data center development — have signed an agreement for Kyndryl to provide design, implementation and management of Information Technology (IT) security and data network services for Start Campus’s SINES Project operations.
Kyndryl will be monitoring the critical IT and real-time Operational Technology (OT) environments present on Start Campus’ data center campus. Monitoring systems and protocols will be implemented, making it possible to track the operation of these essential and critical environments for large-scale data processing in real-time. This way, it will be possible to identify irregularities, failures, or security threats, ensuring the protection and full operation of the IT/OT systems on campus.
“Constant and comprehensive monitoring of the entire data ecosystem plays a key role in maintaining the integrity, availability and security of critical digital infrastructure, contributing to the efficiency and success of SINES Project operations, one of the largest hyperscale data center developments in Europe,” says Afonso Salema, CEO of Start Campus. “This partnership with Kyndryl, which we are very proud of, puts our project at the forefront in terms of security at a time when cybersecurity is of critical and central importance.”
Start Campus expects this partnership with Kyndryl to strengthen its positioning as an international data company with a focus on Europe, the Americas and Africa. Kyndryl has expertise in offering international services and prowess in various markets across the globe due to its geographical location and will aid Start Campus in expanding its sustainability goals across the world. Both companies see a huge opportunity to, by working together, elevate both business strategy and results.
“The project’s environmental nature, with the goal of providing revolutionary and innovative data center technology powered by 100% renewable energy, brought even more motivation from Kyndryl’s teams to participate in this project,” says Paulo Coelho, Practices Leader at Kyndryl Portugal.
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Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems the world depends on every day. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
About Start Campus
Start Campus is responsible for the development of the SINES project, a Hyperscaler data center campus with a capacity of up to 495 MW in Sines, an investment of up to €3.5 billion. It will be one of the largest data center campuses in Europe and meets the growing demand from large international technology companies. It will create up to 1,200 direct highly skilled jobs and 8,000 indirect jobs by 2028. It is located in Sines and will benefit from all the strategic advantages such as seawater cooling systems, access to the high voltage electrical grid, connectivity through the connection to high capacity international networks of fiber optic cables with North America, Africa and South America. SINES 4.0 will be one of the largest data center ecosystems with 100% green energy at competitive prices in a premium location in Europe, which is the perfect gateway to Europe and the world.
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