Blacknight Expands its international Network Coverage

Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company now supports 3 neutral exchanges in Europe

27 AUGUST 2014, CARLOW, IRELAND
Summary
Blacknight, Ireland's leading hosting company and domain name registrar, has invested heavily in upgrading its network infrastructure and expanding its reach into the European market. The company is now present at INEX, LINX and FranceIX bringing it "closer" to more customers in more countries.

Blacknight announces the expansion of their Network to cover more of Europe.

Blacknight, which has been a member of the Irish neutral exchange for several years, have recently joined LINX in London and the FranceIX in Paris. What this means is that at a network level, Blacknight is closer to eyeball networks i.e. the ISPs of their customers. For instance Blacknight users with a French IP address will now have an even better experience connecting with Blacknight services.

Joining multiple Exchange points gives improved performance, lower latency and all around better service to Blacknight’s customers in Europe. ““We are always looking for ways to make our services bigger and better,” states Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon. “Joining Internet exchanges is a way for us to improve and expand our customers experience throughout Europe. By joining the French and English Exchanges, web traffic is able to pass through the network at a much higher rate, improving speed, accuracy and overall usability.”

In total, Blacknight is now at 3 Neutral Exchanges in Europe. These include Dublin (INEX), England (LINX) and France (FranceIX).

Blacknight has also upgraded their core network routers and transit links to 10GigE offering far superior capacity to anyone else in the Irish market.Blacknight CTO Paul Kelly explains: “We've spent around 250k euro this year on network upgrades. This is both hardware and engineering time. We've spent literally 100s of man-hours in planning, testing, building new configurations and the actual rollout all while keeping everything 'Up and Online'. This was a huge task but my guys really pulled it off.”

Blacknight will continue to pursue joining other Internet Exchanges in the coming months.

For more information on Blacknight and their superior suite of services for individuals, businesses and corporations, please visit http://www.blacknight.com

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"We are always looking for ways to make our services bigger and better, joining Internet exchanges is a way for us to improve and expand our customers experience throughout Europe. By joining the French and English Exchanges, web traffic is able to pass through the network at a much higher rate, improving speed, accuracy and overall usability" Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
"We've spent around 250k euro this year on network upgrades. This is both hardware and engineering time. We've spent literally 100s of man-hours in planning, testing, building new configurations and the actual rollout all while keeping everything 'Up and Online'. " Paul Kelly, CTO, Blacknight
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Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte.

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