Sparkle for Research and Education

Welcome on Sparkle’s website dedicated to cloud solutions designed for the European Research and Education community

Powering the Move to the Cloud of the European R&E Community

Since 2016 Sparkle works with major institutions and cloud service providers to enable research and education organizations to provision services avoiding time-consuming and costly procurement processes. In this context, Sparkle is Google Cloud integrator within the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) Framework promoted by a consortium incorporating CERN, RHEA, Trust-IT and led by GÉANT, Europe's leading organization supporting the uptake of digital services for the benefit of universities and research entities.


Sparkle and the OCRE Cloud Framework Agreement

The OCRE Cloud Framework is a standardized contractual vehicle and procurement process offering an easy, safe, predictable and controlled modality to purchase cloud solutions and ancillary professional services. 

Under the OCRE Framework Agreement Sparkle is Google Cloud integrator and provider of professional services to support the move to the cloud of R&E European institutions. Services are offered in 27 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Cloud technologies provide virtualized computing resources ranging from compute, storage, database and networking to machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and security. 

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Sparkle with Google Cloud is Partner of TNC24

We are happy to announce our participation as Gold Sponsor at TNC24 from 10 to 14 June. It will take place in Rennes, France and will be hosted by RENATER, the National Research and Education Network of France.



Networking in the Era of Cloud

Find out how Paola Crobu - Multicloud Solutions and Cloud Connect Product Manager at Sparkle - describe us research and educational institutions are among the most eager consumers of the cloud environments, massively adopting the most advanced features and resources of private and public providers.



Sparkle and Google Cloud. The world of Google Cloud for Research

Discover the world of Google Cloud for research Join CTS, Sparkle and Belnet to gain insights into how Google Cloud can benefit research institutions and learn how the OCRE framework facilitates a seamless transition.



Accelerating digitalisation and cloud adoption in the European Research and Education community

Cloud offers powerful tools to researchers and students, improving data processing speed and collaboration, through shared tools and data storage (Connect Magazine, issue 43)


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About Sparkle

Sparkle is a leading global service provider offering a full range of infrastructure and global connectivity services - capacity, IP, SD-WAN, colocation, IoT connectivity, roaming and voice - designed to meet the fast-changing needs of national and international Carriers, OTTs, ISPs, Media/Content Providers and multinational enterprises. A major player in the submarine cable industry, Sparkle owns and manages a network of more than 600,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. Through a rich portfolio of services, a cutting edge network based on the latest technologies, an extensive worldwide commercial presence distributed over 33 countries 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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