IT Lessons From The Beirut Blast

The blast in Lebanon was avoidable – and loaded with valuable lessons for us all, including essential takeaways for the information technology

Curated via Twitter from Forbes Tech’s twitter account….

Most people heard the news or have seen clip footage of the tragic, massive blast in Beirut, Lebanon.  Beirut is the city I was born in and grew up in into my teenage years, so these events are very personal.

Emil built Rackspace’s cloud business while serving as the company’s GM of the Cloud Computing Division and, earlier at Rackspace, served as VP of the Product Group and launched the company’s private cloud and hosted exchange services.

Emil Sayegh is the President and CEO of Ntirety, one of the largest managed cloud service platforms in the world.

Emil Sayegh is the President and CEO of Ntirety, one of the largest managed cloud service platforms in the world.

He is an early pioneer of Cloud Computing, recognized as one of the industry’s cloud visionaries and "fathers of OpenStack," having launched and led successful cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP and Rackspace.

Parallels can also be tied from this situation to the information technology industry and the impact of IT disasters such as ransomware, outages, DDoS attacks, and other unnoticed ‘black swan’ events.

He later moved on to HP where he served as VP of Cloud Service and initiated the company’s public cloud services.

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