Case Study: Barclays Bank Actualizes the Enterprise Cloud with BIOS


Martin McHugh, Director of Information Systems, had three key business challenges that he needed to meet; to reduce the negative impact of excessive back-up to tape window; more space to utilize the servers to full capacity; and he needed a self-sufficient business continuity solution between his two U.A.E. sites. BIOS were contracted to undertake a study of the existing infrastructure and provide a detailed report on the impact to the business of implementing virtualization.



UK-based Barclays Bank PLC is one of the world's largest financial services companies.

Barclays has been providing banking, investment banking and investment management for over 300 years. Today the Barclays Group operates in over 60 countries and employs more than 111,000 people worldwide. Their main operations are UK Banking, Private Bank, International Banking, International Retail and Commercial  Banking, Barclaycard, Barclays Capital and Barclays Global Investors. 

Martin McHugh, Director of Information Systems, had three key business challenges that he needed to meet;

  • To reduce the negative impact of excessive back-up to tape window
  • The existing data centre had insufficient space and the servers were not being fully utilized
  • A self sufficient business continuity solution between his two U.A.E. sites was required

BIOS were contracted to undertake a study of the existing infrastructure and provide a detailed report on the impact to the business of implementing virtualization.

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