Sparkle for Research and Education

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Sparkle for Géant

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Sparkle provides GÉANT with cloud solutions designed for the European Research and Education community.

GÉANT is Europe's leading organization promoting, developing and delivering advanced network and digital services for the benefit of the national research and education networks (NRENs) across Europe, enabling innovation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing on projects ranging from biological science, to earth observation, to arts and culture.

In 2016 Sparkle has been qualified as selected provider in the scope of GÉANT IaaS Framework Agreement thanks to its multi cloud offering based on its proprietary cloud infrastructure and on Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology reselling.

GÉANT IaaS Framework Agreement is a standardized contractual vehicle offering to the European Universities and Centers of Research an easy, safe, predictable and controlled purchase modality of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud solutions, bypassing the complexity associated to the identification and selection of the proper services and to the finalization of agreements with individual providers. Almost all Research and Education institutions, including Universities, within 30 countries across Europe are eligible within this framework.

Cloud technology provides virtualized computing resources, ranging from compute, storage, database and networking to machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and security. The cloud resources are accessible via Internet, available on-demand and on a pay-per-use modality, highly scalable thus representing an ideal solution for academic research characterized by workloads that are either temporary, experimental or subject to unexpected variations.


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About Sparkle

Sparkle is a leading global service provider offering full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice solutions designed to meet the fast changing needs of Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media & Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile Operators as well as Multinational Corporations. Thanks to a state-of-the-art global backbone of over 540,000 kms of fiber and through an extensive worldwide commercial presence distributed over 34 countries, Sparkle ranks #10 for voice traffic and #7 for IP globally. Through a rich portfolio of services, a cutting edge network based on the latest technologies, a globally distributed sales force and advanced customer care capabilities, Sparkle is able to fulfil its mission of providing customers with top performing and tailored solutions worldwide. Enriched by its cultural variety and diversity, Sparkle is always committed to excellent relationships with all its stakeholders and operates with constant attention to maintain a safe environment where Partners, Customers, Suppliers and Employees can live and work better.

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