Blacknight Solutions of Ireland Deploys Parallels Software to Launch Virtual Private Servers

June 4, 2008

RENTON, Wash. and DUBLIN, Ireland, June 04, 2008 – Parallels virtualization and automation software is powering new virtual private server (VPS) offerings from Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Ireland. Blacknight, a Parallels Gold Partner, is offering four VPS service plans for the Linux and Windows platforms. Each level – Starter, Basic, Standard and Enterprise – is managed through Parallels System Automation and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and are currently available at

The new Blacknight VPS offerings are provisioned and managed through Parallels Virtuozzo Containers OS virtualization software and Parallels Automation datacenter solution. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers enables Blacknight to simultaneously run multiple execution environments called "containers" on a single physical server and a single OS. Administrators can install any application, server software or OS component. Parallels Automation allows Blacknight to more efficiently manage the VPS infrastructure and scale to add new services such as shared hosting, SaaS, and Hosted Exchange.

"We are pleased that Blacknight chose Parallels solutions to power its new VPS offerings and bring the benefits of virtualization to its customers in Ireland," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "Parallels software gives Blacknight the flexibility and control to meet the needs of their customers, both large and small, and provides an open platform that will allow Blacknight to add new services and take advantages of emerging opportunities like software as a service."

"By partnering with Parallels, Blacknight is able to bring innovative virtualization technologies to the Irish market," said Michele Neylon, Blacknight Solutions. "Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and Parallels Automation are 'best-of-breed' solutions that will give our customers the control and flexibility of a dedicated server at a fraction of the price."

About Blacknight Solutions
Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd is a 100 percent Irish-owned company specializing in serving the hosting and co-location needs of businesses, both large and small. Its servers are based in Ireland's leading datacenters: The Data Electronics Group in Clondalkin, Dublin and Interxion, also in Dublin. By partnering with innovative companies, like Parallels and Comodo, Blacknight brings best-of-breed technologies to the Irish market, while maintaining an aggressive pricing model. Blacknight Solutions are members of the IIA, ISPAI, RIPE, INEX and Nominet. Visit for more information.

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Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit

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