Barclays turns to HPE GreenLake for private cloud platform
Banking heavyweight Barclays has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s HPE GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform.
The vendor says: “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 Barclays’ global businesses.”
The platform will host thousands of apps and 100,000+ workloads, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), SQL databases, Windows server, and Linux, across the bank’s main hubs in the UK, US and Asia.
The migration from the legacy infrastructure is done by HPE Pointnext Services in partnership with the Barclays team.
HPE says the bank will only pay for the resources it consumes, 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,” the vendor says.
The infrastructure environment is managed by HPE.
“Today our customers expect an intelligent, contextual and personalised digital experience with seamless performance,” comments 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.”