Blacknight to open new data centre in Carlow

By: January 28, 2014
The new data centre required installing an ESB substation on site, which is powerful enough for a small town The new data centre required installing an ESB substation on site, which is powerful enough for a small town

Blacknight, the domain registrar and hosting company, based in Carlow, is to open a new data centre on February 3.

Blacknight says it has “a constant need for more data centre space for its clients” and is investing over €1 million in building the first phase of its eco-friendly data centre.

Blacknight was founded by Paul Kelly and Michele Neylon in 2003 and started life in Paul’s sister’s spare room.

The firm now occupies a building of 12,000 square feet.

In its first year of trading turnover was under €65,000, these days it’s closer to €5 million, with a target of €6 million for 2014, says the company.

Today it has over 70,000 direct clients and hosts approximately 220,000 websites on behalf of its customers in over 130 countries.