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 operating system (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.”

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