Sparkle for Research and Education

Welcome on Sparkle’s website dedicated to the company’s offer of 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. The cloud competence centre is provided in collaboration with NOOVLE, TIM Group's centre of excellence for Cloud and Edge computing.

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. To serve Research and Higher Education organizations based in The Netherlands, Sparkle partners with OMNIGEN BV.

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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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)



Sparkle wins cloud tender for seven European research projects

As OCRE provider, the global operator will provide Google Cloud solutions to support scientific projects in five countries



Sparkle partners with Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology to accelerate research using Google Cloud technology

Project awarded to Sparkle within the European tender of the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE)


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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 32 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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