Sparkle launches two new PoPs in Milan

Milan, Italy map NEW.jpg

Sparkle has expanded its network reach in Milan with the launch of two new points of presence (PoPs).

Located in Cornaredo and in the city centre, the new sites extend Sparkle’s city ring in Milan creating a digital ecosystem that is unique in Italy and competitive in Europe. In addition, the increased infrastructure will meet the increasing connectivity needs of the city and of its industrial ecosystem.

Based at DATA4 data centre in Cornaredo and at Equinix Milan International Business Exchange (IBX) in Milan. The new PoPs add to the three existing sites in the metropolitan area, which increases the capillarity of Sparkle’s city ring, a protected and redundant system fully interconnected with Sparkle’s Tier-1 global IP backbone.

Additionally, the expanded infrastructure will give local and international ISPs, content and application providers, access to high-speed and diversified global connectivity to the biggest cities in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In addition to the IP transit service Seabone, Sparkle offers a complete range of IP and data services, including City2City, which offers dedicated and secure capacity to the main urban centres worldwide, and Virtual NAP, that allow customers to access the main internet exchange points without the need of building any proprietary infrastructure.

Milan is the main financial, commercial and industrial centre in Italy as well as the third-largest business district in Europe, with more than 300,000 companies specialised in various sectors including Media, Finance, Design and Fashion. The city also stands out for its strong international vocation, being home to 4,500 multinational enterprises and an attractive place for start-ups, universities and research institutes (data by The Chamber of commerce of Milan Monza Brianza Lodi).

Last month, announced plans to expand its data centre in Istanbul by 300 sq m while at the same time reducing its power consumption by 14%.