Sparkle Greece


About Us


TI Sparkle Greece S.A., formerly known as Mediterranean Nautilus Greece S.A., is part of Sparkle Group, a leading global telecommunication provider of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile and Voice solutions through a state-of-the-art- backbone of around 530.000 kilometers worldwide. 

Sparkle’s Mediterranean submarine network spans over a distance of approximately 10,800 km. linking Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. Throughout these countries and specifically in the cities of Catania, Athens (Metamorphosis 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 three Data Centers of Metamorphosis and Koropi in Athens and Chania in Crete. 
 

Our Platform


Disaster Recovery as a Service

Product features

Sparkle Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) enables disaster recovery solutions between customer IT environment and an alternative DR Site on Sparkle DC cloud infrastructure.


Sparkle DRaaS leverages on Zerto Virtual Replication technology, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for VMware environments. The benefits of virtualization are well known and include increased efficiency, flexibility, and savings in space, equipment, and energy costs. Hypervisor-based replication enables many of these benefits to be fully realized.


Therefore traditional DR can start up applications once a disaster is identified. In addition to recovery, DRaaS enables business continuity features such as:

  • RPO from 5’ to 30’; RTO of 2 hours
  • Hypervisor-based DR enabling automated data recovery without any storage configuration needs and agent installation on guest systems requirements
  • Centralized management between primary and secondary sites

Other special features are:

  • Multi-site: easy replication between more than one site
  • Multi-tenant: centralized and simplified management of all virtual data centers with full integration with VMware vCloud Director 
  • HW Array agnostic: all vendor storage arrays supported (reproduction of any customer environment regardless of the storage vendor or architecture)
  • Cost saving: leverage on Sparkle’s cloud environment to achieve economies of scale
  • Ready for service: remote installation in a few hours without requiring any changes to the customer environment
  • Granular: transparent application of this solution regardless of the physical server or storage location of the customer
  • Consistent and reliable: scalable, block-level replication with minimum values of RPO and RTO
     

Value proposition

The progressive adoption of cloud computing by corporate organizations has led to an evolution in their need for network infrastructure. In the past server farms were hosted “in-house” in proprietary Data Centers, nowadays they tend to virtualize their applications into key neutral exchange points, reached through reliable and secure connectivity.
 

Description

  • Transparent access to market-leading Cloud ecosystems
  • Cloud Connect extends customer networks into the cloud capabilities of the most important cloud providers using a private connection
  • With Cloud Connect, customers can establish private connectivity to multi-player cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure (AWS) and Google

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Main features

In combination with the Connectivity Service Portfolio - Carrier MPLS, IP-VPN Suite, Ethernet Suite -  Cloud Connect offers greater reliability, higher speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical connections over the Public Internet.

 

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 Metamorphosis Data Center through a double routing fiber-optic connection. Our Metamorphosis, Koropi and Chania Data Centers comprise the perfectly monitored facilities where our clients can co-locate their IT and telecommunications equipment.

03 April 2019     

Sparkle Greece Financial Statement 2018