Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces that its subsidiary in Greece has been certified for the use of renewable energies at its data centers in Metamorfosis (Athens), Koropi and Chania.
The Certificate of Origin – issued by Hellenic Petroleum and Edison (ELPEDISON), one of the most environment friendly electricity production companies in Greece – attests that from May 2020 100% of the electricity used by Sparkle and by all its Colocation customers is obtained from renewable sources with zero carbon emissions.
The Certificate of Origin follows the ISO 14001:2015, attained by Sparkle Greece in 2018 for its environmental management system, and the former ISO 9001:2015, 27001:2013 and PCI-DSS certifications, confirming once again the company’s commitment to sustainability.
In Greece Sparkle is leader in the Cloud and Data Center market, with a 40% share in the Colocation business and over one hundred customers including service providers, system integrators, institutions, local and multinational companies, in continuous growth. The company is also finalizing the construction of its fourth data center in Greece, Metamorfosis II, whose completion and entry into service of the first module is scheduled for early 2021 and that will provide the country with one of the largest and most advanced "green" data centers in Europe.
In the last two years the Company has been investing on environmental sustainability in all its data centers – including also the two in Italy and the one in Turkey – through several energy-related interventions aimed at improving their efficiency, reliability and security.
Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of more than 540,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile operators as well as Multinational Enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 34 countries.