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Barclays Taps HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud

LONDON — The bank Barclays is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on the financial institution’s global private cloud platform.

Barclays signed a strategic cloud partnership with HPE for HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to be integral to Barclays’ hybrid multicloud strategy, digital transformation, and enhanced personalized banking experience for its customers, according to HPE this month. 

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.

Barclays’ global private cloud platform will host thousands of apps and over 100,000 workloads, including 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.

Barclays will use HPE GreenLake Central to manage costs, utilization, compliance, and security across the entire private cloud estate through a unified global dashboard. The infrastructure environment is managed by HPE, to help ensure uptime, patching and updates, and automation-driven infrastructure optimization.

“Today our customers expect an intelligent, contextual, and personalized digital experience with seamless performance,” said Craig Bright, group CIO, 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,” said Marc Waters, SVP and managing director of the U.K., Ireland, Middle East & South Africa, HPE. 

“Resilience, sustainability, and security of the underlying technology platform are the non-negotiable fundamentals that enable the provision of personalized digital experiences.”

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