San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – November 18, 2008 – Clustered hosting provider, and Rackspace Hosting’s cloud division, Mosso, has expanded its leadership team, naming Emil Sayegh as general manager, previously the vice president of the product group at Rackspace.
Mr. Sayegh’s responsibilities at Rackspace included the development, marketing and management of new products and services for the company’s managed hosting product line.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. Sayegh spent more than 15 years in the IT industry in various product development and marketing roles. Most recently, Mr. Sayegh was the services marketing and development director at Dell Inc. where he oversaw the global services roadmap. Additionally, Mr. Sayegh served in leadership positions at several notable IT companies including RLX Technologies, Compaq Computers and W.L. Gore and Associates. He holds nine patents in the fields of electronics and telecommunication.
Lanham Napier, CEO, Rackspace Hosting remarked, ”As the VP of our product group, Emil directed the launches of multiple, successful products including the company’s Hosted Microsoft Exchange and our virtualization product set. Our cloud hosting initiatives are extremely important to the company’s future, which is why we’ve selected someone with a winning track record to run that business.”
Rackspace’s cloud hosting division is currently hosting more than 80,000 websites and applications on Cloud Sites, reflecting a 175 percent increase over this time last year. Last month the company unveiled its cloud hosting strategy, including the announcement of two acquisitions and a suite of cloud solutions at the Rackspace Cloud Event. The two newest additions to the product suite, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers, will leverage technology acquired through the acquisitions of Jungle Disk.
Mr. Sayegh remarked, ”I am honored to be joining the cloud division. This is a great opportunity to lead what could be one of the biggest technology evolutions the market has seen – cloud computing. Cloud technologies delivered by Rackspace will provide the cost and scalability advantages of the cloud with Rackspace’s world-leading service approach, making the cloud both affordable and easy to use.”
Mr. Sayegh holds a bachelor of science in Engineering and a master of science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.
A recognized leader in the global IT marketplace, Rackspace delivers a diverse suite of enterprise-class hosted IT services to businesses of all sizes. Customers choose Rackspace for its hosting specialization and expertise, backed by the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support. Rackspace serves as an extension of its customers’ IT departments, by handling infrastructure maintenance and management. Rackspace’s portfolio of companies also includes the Mosso cloud computing platform and Mailtrust, a provider of business-class hosted email solutions. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for, ranking number 32 on the 2008 list. Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting, email hosting and cloud hosting.
Mosso, LLC is the home of The Hosting Cloud, providing enterprise-grade hosting through an easily managed interface so that developers, designers and IT managers can deploy reliable web applications quickly and easily. Founded by two former Rackspace employees, The Hosting Cloud is built upon a cross platform, clustered-computing architecture.
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For more information, please visit: www.mosso.com.