Barclays Chooses HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Platform

HPE GreenLake has been chosen by Barclays, one of the world’s largest financial services organizations, to supply its worldwide private cloud platform. The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud technology will be critical to Barclays’ hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation across the bank’s worldwide operations, according to a strategic cloud agreement struck by the bank.

Photo 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,” said Craig Bright, group chief information officer at Barclays.

Thousands of workloads will be hosted on the automated and open cloud platform, which will help the bank provide a more customized banking experience to its clients.

The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will deliver a unified on-premises cloud experience, with capacity available on demand and granular consumption-based pricing for compute, memory, and storage resources, as well as the resilience, scalability, and efficiency required in today’s digital environment.

“Today our customers expect an intelligent, contextual and personalized 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.”

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“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 personalized digital experiences,” said Marc Waters, senior vice president and managing director UK, Ireland, Middle East & South Africa, HPE. “Given Barclays’ prominence as a UK headquartered global financial services leader, we are immensely proud to be chosen to provide their private cloud. Our fully managed HPE GreenLake platform provides infrastructure, software and services that enable automation, control, flexibility, exceptional experience and a positive commercial advantage.”

Barclays will only pay for the resources they use on the HPE GreenLake platform, with the ability to reserve workloads and execute them on demand. HPE GreenLake Central is being used by Barclays to manage expenses, usage, compliance, and security across its entire private cloud estate – all from a single global interface. Additionally, HPE manages the infrastructure environment, assuring continuous availability, frequent patching and upgrades, and automation-driven infrastructure optimization.

Thousands of apps and over 100,000 workloads will be hosted on Barclays’ worldwide private cloud platform, which will offer virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), SQL databases, Windows server, and Linux. HPE Pointnext Services, in collaboration with the Barclays team, is performing the migration from traditional infrastructure to the private cloud.

HPE GreenLake provides a foundation for speeding digital transformation by offering cloud services that may run on-premises, at the edge, or in a colocation facility. Today, HPE GreenLake has a total contract value of $5.7 billion, 900 partners offering the platform, and 1,250 enterprise clients across 50 countries, including Fortune 500 firms, government and public sector organizations, as well as small and midmarket businesses.