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Sparkle Greece


About Us


TI Sparkle Greece S.A. is part of Sparkle Group, a leading global telecommunication provider offering a full range of ICT solutions, global connectivity, services and capabilities through a state-of-the-art- backbone of over 600,000 kilometers worldwide. 

Sparkle’s Mediterranean submarine network spans over a distance of approximately 11,000 km linking Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. Throughout these countries and specifically in the cities of Catania, Athens (Metamorfosis and Koropi), Chania, and Istanbul, our company has privately owned Data Centers.

Sparkle Greece manages and operates the whole infrastructure within Greece, that is the backbone as well as the four Data Centers of Metamorfosis, Metamorfosis II and Koropi in Athens and Chania in Crete. 

Download PDF - Greece Data Centers Leaflet

Download PDF - Metamorfosis II Leaflet

 

Our Platform


Backup and Storage as a service

Value proposition

Sparkle’s Backup and Storage as a Service solutions are based on the world’s top performing vendor technologies and provide our customers with top-class integrated IT Cloud services available in our Catania Data Center to host customer primary IT environment or his secondary IT environment for DR needs. Bundled offers with Sparkle’s connectivity make Backup and Storage as a Service solutions particularly effective to serve the needs of customers located primary in Europe, including also Middle East and Africa. Backup and Storage as a Service solutions are based on Sparkle’s Cloud Data Management, a platform that orchestrates mission critical application data across private and public clouds by offering data management functions such as backup, disaster recovery, archiving, compliance, search, analytics and data copy in a single run-anywhere platform.

Description

Aiming to address the Enterprise target with highly performing and differentiating solutions, Sparkle’s Backup and Storage as a Service solutions are based on the world’s top performing vendor technologies and provided by our Sicily hub in Catania Datacenter to offer customers bundled solutions with our primary connectivity services, such as a VPN or MPLS connection to interconnect the customer site with Sparkle's Catania DC in a safe and reliable modality.

Sparkle’s Backup and Storage as a Service solutions are provided thru a Cloud Data Management platform that orchestrates mission critical application data across private and public clouds by offering data management functions such as backup, disaster recovery, archiving, compliance, search, analytics and data copy in a single run- anywhere platform, according to 2 different business model scenario:

  • Customer without an on premises backup infrastructure, Customer # 1 in need of local data protection (service A), with data replication (service B) and Disaster Recovery (service B plus):
    • Service 1A - Back-up on-premise via Rubrik virtual Appliance Business customer can buy virtual appliance Rubrick AIR from Sparkle and protect local workload on-premises
    • Service 1B - Replicate data on-premise on Rubrik Appliance in Sparkle Datacenter Business customer that use Rubrik AIR on-premise (Scenario 1A), can replicate on-premise data on Rubrik Appliance in Sparkle Datacenter, in order to increase data resilience and retention
    • Service 1B plus – DRaaS For Customers that use Scenario 1B, it’s possible to implement DR scenario and run VM in a VMware cluster in Sparkle Datacenter. It will be possible to retrieve data/VM from Rubrik Appliance

Backup and Storage as a service

 

Fig. 1 - Customer without an on premises backup infrastructure

 

  • Customer with an on premises backup infrastructure, Customer # 2 already using a Rubrik appliance on prem, needing data replication (service B) and Disaster Recovery (service B plus)
    • Scenario 2B - Replicate data on-premise on Rubrik Appliance in Sparkle Datacenter Business customer that use Rubrik technology on-premise, can replicate on-premise data on Rubrik Appliance in Sparkle Datacenter, in order to increase data resilience and retention
    • Scenario 2B plus – DRaaS For Customers that use Scenario 2B, it’s possible to implement DR scenario and run VM in a VMware cluster in Sparkle Datacenter. It will be possible to retrieve data/VM from Rubrik Appliance

Backup and Storage as a service-2

 

Fig. 2 - Customer with an on premises backup infrastructure

 

Product features

  • Virtual Appliance (Rubrik Air license), to allow customers to protect local workload on-premises by leveraging their existing cloud infrastructure
  • Replica data, to replicate on-premise data on Rubrik Appliance in Sparkle Datacenter, in order to increase data resilience and retention
  • Disaster Recovery (DRaaS), to restore the customer’s IT Cloud infrastructure in case of a disaster by running VMs in a VMware cluster in Sparkle Datacenter, including data recovery directly from Rubrik Appliance
  • Connectivity (VPN or MPLS), to securely and redundantly interconnect the customer site with the Sparkle Datacenter

Our Network


The Sparkle Greece network is identified as Aegean Network and comprises a portion of Sparkle’s Mediterranean Submarine Network. 

Specifically, the Aegean network has three landing points - Aghia Marina, Vravrona and Chania - and two landing stations in Koropi and Chania, Crete. In a ring configuration, the backbone is fully protected and with a guaranteed availability of 99,99%.

In the area of Attica, the Koropi landing station is interconnected with the Metamorfosis Data Center through a double routing fiber-optic connection. Our Metamorfosis, Koropi and Chania Data Centers comprise the perfectly monitored facilities where our clients can co-locate their IT and telecommunications equipment.

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03 April 2019     

Sparkle Greece Financial Statement 2018