Barclays Picks HPE GreenLake Private Cloud for Revamp Plans

The automated and open cloud platform will host 100,000 workloads across Barclays’ hubs in the UK, US and Asia.

Barclays has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform as part of its overhaul ambitions.

It’s not clear how long the deal lasts but the bank has signed a cloud partnership in which the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will be used in Barclays’ hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation.

The automated and open cloud platform will host 100,000 workloads across Barclays’ hubs in the UK, US and Asia.

“Today our customers expect an intelligent, contextual and personalised 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,” explains Craig Bright, Group CIO at Barclays.

According to HPE, Barclays 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. The infrastructure environment is managed by HPE, for such things as patching and updates.

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

HPE GreenLake is in a good mood as it points out it has grown to $5.7 billion (£4.3 billion) in total contract value, has 900 partners selling the platform, and 1,250 enterprise customers across 50 countries in all industry sectors and sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, government and public sector organisations, and small and midmarket enterprises.

In its recent financial results, HPE CEO Antonio Neri said the company “generated a strong momentum in our transformation to an as-a-service company”.

He noted: “Our company as-a-service orders increased 61% year-over-year, with HPE GreenLake orders increasing 46% year-over-year.”

Antony Peyton
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