The UK's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has signed a two-year deal with Kyndryl to use the latter's zCloud mainframe services.

The DVLA will use Kyndryl's managed mainframe services as part of the agency's modernization effort.


The DVLA is responsible for maintaining more than 50 million driver records and 40 million vehicle records, as well as the collection and enforcement of Vehicle Excise Duty, which sees £7 billion ($8.9bn) given to HM Treasury annually.

"Kyndryl is honored to be able to continue our successful collaboration with the DVLA," said John Chambers, Kyndryl UK & Ireland president.

"By collaborating to achieve successful business transformation and continuity, we’re proud to help the DVLA with its goals of becoming a dynamic digital organization and a great place to work, keeping customers and citizens at the center of every decision."

The DVLA used Amazon Web Services as of 2020, alongside other government agencies including the Ministry of Justice, HMRDC, the Department of Work & Pensions, and the NHS.

In September 2023, The UK's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) signed a £4.4 million ($5.5m) 15-month deal with Kyndryl to manage its mainframe services and "prepare" the estate for cloud migration.

Kyndryl separated itself from IBM in November 2021 and has since offered cloud services from a broader set of providers. This year has seen Kyndryl sign contracts with Legal & General, the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and BT Group.