Barclays selects HPE GreenLake for private cloud platform
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Barclays selects HPE GreenLake for private cloud platform

Barclays selects HPE GreenLake for private cloud platform

The HPE GreenLake platform will host more than 100,000 workloads across Barclays’ strategic hubs in the UK, US and Asia

Barclays has selected HPE GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform.

The bank has signed a strategic cloud partnership, in which the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will be integral to Barclays’ hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation across its global businesses.

The automated and open cloud platform will host thousands of workloads and support the bank in delivering an enhanced personalised banking experience to its customers.

The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will provide a unified on-premises cloud experience, with capacity available on demand and granular consumption-based pricing for compute, memory and storage resources, offering the resilience, scalability and efficiency necessary to meet the high standard of performance required in today’s digital world.

“Today our customers expect an intelligent, contextual and personalised digital experience with seamless performance,” said Craig Bright, group chief information officer at Barclays. “With HPE GreenLake we’re building a cloud platform that will enable the agility and operational performance needed to achieve this ambition while providing a modern economic model for private cloud.”

“Banking systems are critical national infrastructure. Resilience, sustainability and security of the underlying technology platform are the non-negotiable fundamentals that enable the provision of personalised digital experiences,” added Marc Waters, senior vice president and managing director UK, Ireland, Middle East and South Africa, HPE.

Using the HPE GreenLake platform, Barclays’ will only pay for the resources they consume, with the option to reserve workloads and run them on-demand.

Barclays’ is using HPE GreenLake Central to manage costs, utilisation, compliance, and security across the entire private cloud estate – through a unified global dashboard. Furthermore, the infrastructure environment is managed by HPE, ensuring constant uptime, regular patching and updates, and automation-driven infrastructure optimisation.

Barclays’ global private cloud platform will host thousands of apps and over 100,000 workloads that will include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), SQL databases, Windows server and Linux. The migration from the legacy infrastructure to the private cloud is being performed by HPE Pointnext Services in partnership with the Barclays team.

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