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Sparkle: First provider in Greece to be certified for renewable energy use in its data centres

Sparkle: First provider in Greece to be certified for renewable energy use in its data centres

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Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, has announced that its subsidiary in Greece has been certified for the use of renewable energies at its data centres 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 a leader in the cloud and data centre market, with a 40% share in the colocation business and over 100 customers, including service providers, system integrators, institutions, local and multinational companies, in continuous growth. The company is also finalising the construction of its fourth data centre 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 centres in Europe.

In the last two years, the company has been investing in environmental sustainability in all its data centres – also including the two in Italy and the one in Turkey – through several energy-related interventions aimed at improving efficiency, reliability and security.

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