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FC Barcelona Partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Transform Espai Barça into a Technological Hub

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FC Barcelona Partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Transform Espai Barça into a Technological Hub

FC Barcelona Partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Transform Espai Barça into a Technological Hub

Business Wire

Published on : Jun 12, 2024

Global technology leader becomes Espai Barça’s new Official Edge-to-Cloud Partner for the next four seasons, until 30 June 2028

FC Barcelona and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have entered into a partnership agreement, with HPE becoming the new Espai Barça Official Edge-to-Cloud Partner for the next four seasons. This collaboration aims to enhance the spectator experience at Espai Barça through innovative technology solutions.

Revolutionizing the Spectator Experience

The partnership between FC Barcelona and HPE is founded on a market-leading approach to edge connectivity and cloud technology. By leveraging HPE Aruba Networking and HPE GreenLake cloud solutions, Espai Barça will offer personalized services and experiences to its fans, setting a new standard for sports and entertainment events.

Technological Innovation at Espai Barça

FC Barcelona is committed to making Espai Barça an international hub for innovation. With the support of HPE, Espai Barça will adopt cutting-edge technologies to enhance every aspect of the stadium experience. From gamification to virtual reality, fans can expect a range of new services aimed at elevating their engagement.

Implementation of HPE Solutions

As part of the agreement, HPE will implement HPE GreenLake Private Cloud Enterprise and HPE Aruba Networking solutions at Espai Barça. These solutions will modernize the stadium's IT infrastructure, providing simplified management, enhanced automation, and increased data security.

Espai Barça: More Than a Stadium

Espai Barça is a transformative project that aims to redevelop and expand FC Barcelona's facilities, including the iconic Spotify Camp Nou. With HPE's expertise in technology implementation, Espai Barça will offer visitors a customized and technologically advanced experience.

Statement by FC Barcelona

Juli Guiu, Vice-President of Marketing at FC Barcelona, emphasizes the importance of the partnership with HPE in creating a digitally connected and secure environment for Espai Barça. The collaboration aims to significantly improve the interaction between the club and its fans.

Statement by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Alfredo Yepez, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, highlights the role of technology in sports growth and innovation. HPE is proud to serve as the Official Edge-to-Cloud Partner of FC Barcelona, contributing to the enhancement of the visitor and fan experience at Espai Barça.

The partnership between FC Barcelona and Hewlett Packard Enterprise represents a significant step towards transforming Espai Barça into a technological hub. By integrating state-of-the-art technology solutions, the collaboration aims to elevate the spectator experience and drive innovation in sports entertainment.