Barclays and Pure

Barclays Builds on the Currency of Trust

Multinational UK bank keeps growing digital banking initiatives online and rolls out new services quickly with Pure Storage.


Summary

Barclays requires always-on digital services for its 48 million customers. The bank now runs most production workloads on Pure Storage® FlashArray™ for improved performance in a smaller footprint. Evergreen//One™ adds cost-effective scalability, with non-disruptive upgrades through Evergreen//Forever™.

Industry

  • Banking and Financial Services

GEO

  • EMEA

Use Cases

Accelerate Core Applications

Website

Challenges

Customers rely on Barclays financial services to calculate loan payments, manage retirement savings, and pay bills. They demand that digital services be available at any time.

Results

Business Transformation

  • Scales quickly to support digital banking initiatives and roll out new service offerings when needed, such as critical financial assistance during COVID-19 lockdowns
  • Runs most production workloads on Pure Storage, including the entire virtual desktop environment on a single FlashArray unit
  • Supports goals of being a net-zero bank by 2050 by taking advantage of data reduction to optimize data center footprint and reduce energy consumption

IT Transformation

  • 99.9999% storage uptime rate over seven years
  • Completed 96 upgrade cycles without interruption
  • Eliminated need for forklift upgrades

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