FC Barcelona instals HPE cloud solutions to renovated Camp Nou

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As part of current renovations to its Spotify Camp Nou stadium, FC Barcelona has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) to embed its cloud-based technologies across the stadium. 

HPE will become Espai Barça’s official edge-to-cloud partner for the next four seasons until 30 June, 2028, aiming to equip FC Barcelona with a technology environment that enables real-time data analytics and integrated security solutions. 

The partnership allows Espai Barça to offer personalised services and experiences tailored to its fans and is part of the sponsorship programme associated with the future Spotify Camp Nou. 

Furthermore, HPE will implement HPE GreenLake Private Cloud Enterprise with HPE data centre servers and storage and HPE Aruba Networking, including advanced campus and secure AI-ready data centre solutions. 

The network provides a common zero trust foundation for FC Barcelona’s networking and security teams, enabling end-to-end visibility and global security policies that can be enforced at the network edge. 

Juli Guiu, Vice President of Marketing at FC Barcelona, said: “The partnership with HPE is a step towards creating a digitally connected and secure environment for Espai Barça. 

“Their extensive experience in connectivity and cloud technologies means we will be able to offer our members, fans and supporters personalised experiences, thus significantly improving their interaction with the club on match days at Spotify Camp Nou, as well as in the different activities that will be organised at the future ground.”

HPE is also deploying an advanced high speed, secure wireless network in the Spotify Camp Nou to provide an enhanced customer experience to the more than 100,000 fans within the stadium, with further plans to incorporate private 5G in the future for core applications. 

Alfredo Yepez, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Latin America and Southern Europe of HWE, added: “Technology is integral to the growth and global expansion of sports, as well as to accelerating innovation. 

“HPE is delighted to serve as the Official Edge-to-Cloud Partner of one of the world’s leading football clubs to enhance its visitor and fan experience, providing state-of-art technology for Espai Barça and the iconic Spotify Camp Nou.”

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