Since its foundation in 2000, Blacknight Internet Solutions has grown continuously, serving customers from lobbyists to multinational corporations. Its services include web hosting, colocation and domain registry. As Blacknight’s operations expanded over time, it needed to engage more directly with a dedicated data centre operator. “Data centre services that we take from third parties are more than mission critical. In the case of a company such as us, all of our services are online. We have thousands of customers from all over globe – in some cases running multi-million euro businesses,” explains Blacknight founder and CEO Michele Neylon. Having evaluated several operators, Blacknight chose Interxion as its primary data centre provider. “We liked the fact that Interxion has two data centres in Dublin, and it offered a level of services that would work for us,” Neylon says. “We had done a certain degree of due diligence, and we liked the profile of other companies that were using Interxion’s centres. It’s important to know that another company whose judgment you trust is happy with the services,” he adds. Blacknight houses its hardware at its own private suite in Interxion’s DUB facility. As it is constantly adding new servers to meet a growing customer base, and carrying out regular maintenance work on existing equipment, it leases office space from Interxion where a member of Blacknight staff is permanently based on site. “Having staff physically close to the data centre, considering the amount of work we’re doing, makes sense. Otherwise we would be sending staff from Carlow every day. This saves cost and time,” says Neylon. For the full story, click here to download the pdf.
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