Bengaluru: Barclays has selected HPE GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform as part of a hybrid multi-cloud strategy. The bank has signed a strategic cloud partnership with HPE.
Under this partnership, HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will be integral to Barclays’ hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation across the bank’s global businesses.
The automated and open cloud platform will host thousands of workloads and support the bank in delivering an enhanced personalized banking experience for its customers.
The HPE GreenLake platform will host more than 100,000 workloads across Barclays’ strategic hubs in the UK, USA and Asia
The 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 personalized digital experience with seamless performance. 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 CIO – Barclays.
“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, SVP and MD – 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,” added Walters.
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, utilization, compliance, and security across the entire private cloud estate – through a unified global dashboard. Furthermore, HPE is managing the infrastructure, ensuring constant uptime, regular patching and updates, and automation-driven infrastructure optimization.
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.
HPE Pointnext Services in partnership with the Barclays team is performing the migration from the legacy infrastructure to the private cloud.
The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform is a powerful foundation for accelerating digital transformation by delivering cloud services that can run on-premises, at the edge, or in a colocation facility.