Blacknight Solutions Deploys Parallels Automation Software to Power Shared Hosting Offerings

September 16, 2008

RENTON, Wash., Sept. 16, 2008 — Parallels today announced that Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd., a leading provider of hosted solutions in Ireland is deploying Parallels Automation to provision its Minimus, Medius and Maximus shared hosting plans. The technology enables Blacknight to improve its service delivery and save money by automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks such as provisioning, billing and customer maintenance.

"In the past, Blacknight offered a range of hosting solutions, but the lack of uniformity and automation was extremely inefficient," said Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight. "By implementing Parallels Automation, we are able to minimize growing pains while saving time and money by automating simple tasks and conserving system resources."

Blacknight, a Parallels Platinum Partner, launched Parallels Virtual Private Server (VPS) in May and is building on this with its new hosted offerings, each of which is designed to provide customers with the tools and disk space that match their needs. Parallels Automation is able to provide consistency and a common ground to automate and manage Blacknight’s service delivery, allowing Blacknight to add new products and services and scale their business. With a more efficient way to manage their infrastructure, Blacknight’s future plans include the launch of a dedicated server offering and expansion to scale up to several million customers.

"Parallels Automation gives Blacknight the control and manageability to capitalize on the benefits of virtualization, meet the needs of their customers and reduce operational costs associated with configuring servers," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "We are pleased that Blacknight has selected the Parallels Open Platform and specifically our Parallels Automation solution."

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.

About Parallels — Optimized Computing
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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