Blacknight’s new data centre was officially opened on Monday by the Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, before an audience of friends and colleagues. Afterwards, our CEO Michele Neylon spoke about the company’s 10-year journey, from a bedroom in Paul Kelly‘s sister’s house, to a 12,000 sq ft facility employing 35 people and housing a world-class data centre, with 70,000 customers in 120 countries.

It’s not surprising he got a little emotional!

Reflecting on the company’s bootstrapped beginnings, and the feeling of responsibility when they took on their first employee, he revealed that it’s a responsibility they take very seriously to this day.  He paid tribute to his co-founder Paul Kelly, and to their staff, and thanked their investors before concluding with an invitation to customers to fill the new data centre!