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Telecom Italia supports EC's move to the cloud

Sparkle
Tuesday 10 May 16

Telecom Italia Group, through Sparkle and Olivetti, has been awarded a contract to support the European Commission (EC) move to the cloud, in the context of an Interinstitutional call for tenders (DIGIT/R2/PO/2014/043) launched by the EC, Directorate-General for Informatics with a system of reopening of competition to four contractors. The two year contracts (with two possible one year extensions) will benefit almost sixty institutions…

Telecom Italia Group, through Sparkle and Olivetti, has been awarded a contract to support the European Commission (EC) move to the cloud, in the context of an Interinstitutional call for tenders (DIGIT/R2/PO/2014/043) launched by the EC, Directorate-General for Informatics with a system of reopening of competition to four contractors. The two year contracts (with two possible one year extensions) will benefit almost sixty institutions, bodies and agencies of the EU. Working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies, TIM and its companies are recognized as qualified Cloud services providers within a framework contract. All four framework contracts have an estimated maximum value of 10 million Euros.

The successful tender is the result of the synergies between Sparkle, one of the world’s leading global telecommunication service provider of IP, Data and Cloud & Data Center solutions, and Olivetti, Telecom Italia Group’s Digital center focusing on IT solutions and services.

The integrated offering is based on AWS’ cloud platform which leverages the regions in the EU, providing quality, reliability, flexibility, security and data privacy, meeting the EC’s core requirements.

Working together Sparkle, Olivetti and AWS will support the EC and other European Institutions move to the cloud to gain the benefits of lower operating costs, faster innovation and increased security.

“This qualification confirms Sparkle as a trusted partner for the provision of advanced Cloud solutions to European citizens and institutions – states Alessandro Talotta, Chairman and CEO of Sparkle - leveraging on its unique global commercial and infrastructural presence.”

Riccardo Delleani, CEO of Olivetti, comments: “This tender qualification testifies Olivetti’s pivotal role as Cloud solution provider within the Telecom Italia Group; moreover, it reaffirms the international vocation of the company in the Digital offer as well as in the more traditional hardware sector – given that Olivetti already makes about 40% of its revenues abroad”.

“We’re seeing increasing demand from Public Sector customers looking to move important workloads to the AWS cloud,” said Max Peterson, Head of EMEA Public Sector at Amazon Web Services. “Working with our partners Sparkle and Olivetti, AWS will provide the EC with a fast, scalable, innovative and highly secure cloud platform.”

The agreement with the European Commission consolidates and strengthens the relationship between the European institutions and Telecom Italia that, along with Sparkle, had already won in 2013 the call for the provision of connectivity solutions to the European Central Bank.
 


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