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Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact Announced

Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact Commits European Cloud and Data Centre Industry To Ambitious Sustainability Action

Twenty-five companies and seventeen associations from across Europe agree to take specific steps to make data centres climate neutral by 2030.

Brussels, 21 January 2021 – One year after the adoption of the European Green Deal, leading cloud infrastructure providers and data centre operators have created the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact. Twenty-five companies and 17 associations have agreed to a Self Regulatory Initiative to make data centres in Europe climate neutral by 2030. Companies joining the Pact represent the most significant industry players in cloud infrastructure and data centres in Europe. This is an historic and unprecedented commitment by an industry to proactively lead the transition to a climate neutral economy. 


Statement on COVID-19

During times of change and crisis stark differences become visible and warrant consideration. Take the role of communications and information technology during the current uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

Sparkle Wins the
“Project of the Year – Terrestrial” Prize at the Global Carrier Awards

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, received the “Project of the Year – Terrestrial” prize at the Global Carrier Awards (GCAs) ceremony, held in London within the Capacity Europe 2021 event to celebrate the achievements in wholesale telecoms in the past year. At their 17th edition, GCAs are the telecoms’ largest celebration of innovation, vision and excellence across the industry worldwide.

Sparkle Launches Metamorfosis II, First Green Data Center in Greece and Among the Most Advanced in Europe

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the launch of Metamorfosis II, the first “green” data center in Greece and one of the largest and most advanced in Europe.

EUDCA Announces New Chairman and Board of Directors

Brussels, 24th August 2021: Following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2021, the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) proudly announces the appointment of a new Board of Directors. Michael Winterson, Managing Director at Equinix Services Ltd has been elected Chair to guide the association at this important stage of its evolution. 


Sparkle Enhances Its SD-WAN Offering With A Multi-Vendor Play

Different SD-WAN technologies and Sparkle’s network security capabilities combined into a single managed service

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces it has enhanced its SD-WAN solutions adopting a multi-vendor approach.


Sparkle Launches Albania Crossing

The new link offers the shortest and fastest route from the Balkans to the main Western European internet ecosystems, adding diversity and redundancy to the existing routes

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the launch of Albania Crossing, the new direct route connecting Athens to Milan.


Press Release From The Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact

Implementation of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, launched in January 2021, gathers pace as new industry players join, and the European Commission assesses its first policy paper.

Sparkle To Expand Nibble In Northern Europe

With the extension to London, Amsterdam and Brussels, Nibble confirms itself as the first pan-Mediterranean optical network

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announced the expansion of the Nibble network to northern Europe during a meeting held at the Sicily Hub in Palermo between Sparkle CEO Elisabetta Romano and Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Manlio Di Stefano.

Vertiv Launches Single-Vendor Solution

Vertiv, (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced an innovative Dynamic Grid Support feature for Vertiv™ Liebert® EXL S1 uninterruptible power supply (UPS). When coupled with the Vertiv™ HPL lithium-ion battery cabinet, the complete system represents the first single-vendor integrated solution on the market combining grid support features, UPS and lithium-ion batteries.

Vertiv Opens New Factory In Croatia To Support Growing Demand For IMS

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced the opening of a new factory in Rugvica, Croatia to support its integrated modular solutions (IMS) business in EMEA. Compared to the previous factory, the site offers 130% more indoor space and 60% more outdoor space and can easily be expanded to seize the opportunities of the rapidly growing prefabricated modular data centers (PFM) market. The factory also includes a number of innovations for the construction of PFM modules as well as thermal management air handling units.