THE world's largest IT infrastructure services provider recently announced that Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI), a world-renowned original plant-based food company, has engaged Kyndryl in the Philippines in a five-year technology services agreement to manage their infrastructure workloads.

This transformation journey would enable DMPI to achieve greater flexibility and scalability to support its business growth.

DMPI is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of premium quality, healthy food and beverage products. It has been in operation in the Philippines for 95 years and is a market leader in the packaged pineapple and mixed fruit, ready-to-drink juices, tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce categories.

DMPI also markets products under its second-tier brand. Today's DMPI innovates, produces, markets and distributes its products worldwide.

"Del Monte's partnership with Kyndryl is one that stands on trust and accountability. Since the beginning of our relationship, Kyndryl has demonstrated its capability in managing our SAP infrastructure as well as migrating our workloads to any cloud, irrespective of the hyperscaler chosen, said Tsikee Esguerra, IT operations director at Del Monte Philippines Inc.

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"As a business, this has offered us high availability support and improved levels of control and governance as we work towards fulfilling our consumers' growing desire to eat healthier foods," Esguerra said.

As businesses across the global economy continue to grapple with the ripple effects of pandemic-induced supply chain disruption, enterprises within the food and beverage sector are modernizing their technology infrastructure to capture greater market share by accelerating the speed of product to market.

Since the inception of integrating an SAP system in 2009, Del Monte has been looking to Kyndryl as its technology partner for managed services for IT operations as it continues to modernize its aging hardware.

In this renewed collaboration, Kyndryl would offer Del Monte services critical to its transformation journey, application management for SAP Solutions in any cloud, and technology infrastructure services support to over 2,000 end users across 14 locations in the Philippines.

Taken together, these enhancements would help Del Monte advance how it leverages the cloud to gain more agility in how it meets the evolving demands of its customers.

"Our customers acknowledge the differentiated value that our cloud technologies offer them in a highly competitive business landscape, especially in streamlining operations and enhancing visibility into mission-critical workloads," said Wilson Go, managing director, Kyndryl Philippines.

"Kyndryl is pleased to partner with DMPI as they embark on new cloud transformation strategies, and further strengthen their leading market position in the Philippines," he added.