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Dec. 6, 2019 2:09 pm

Ntirety aims to position Delaware as a cybersecurity player

The rebranded company resulting from a Hosting merger is forging partnerships to expand the cybersecurity and managed cloud services industries in the state.
Gov. John Carney and Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh.

Gov. John Carney and Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh.

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You may not yet be familiar with Ntirety — pronounced “entirety” — but you probably know the managed cloud service provider by an earlier name: Hosting (formerly Hosting.com), which has had a Newark location for about 15 years.

Earlier this year, Hosting, headquartered in Austin, Texas, merged with Hostway, headquartered in Denver. The newly merged company, which employs approximately 120 people in Delaware, decided to keep Hosting’s Newark office and data center (the largest of the company’s 14 data centers) and to commit to growth in the state.

Offering managed cloud services, including IT management and cybersecurity, to companies globally with 500 employees or more in the healthcare, manufacturing, fintech and media verticals, the merged company is far bigger than Hosting was — meaning Delaware is now a home to a heavyweight in the industry.

The Ntirety rebrand launched in September, with big plans for its old/new home. Its CEO, Emil Sayegh, who was the the CEO of Hostway before the merger, recently paid a visit to the Newark office. He describes it as one of the company’s most vital locations.

“The team in Newark operates all the enterprise infrastructure and serves some of the largest clients,” Sayegh told Technical.ly.

His visit included a meeting and employee town hall session with Gov. John Carney to discuss partnership possibilities, including talent pool and infrastructure development.

“It’s refreshing to have state government that gets involved,” said Sayegh. “I truly believe in the partnership between academia, private business and government, and this was a very good step to work on evolving that.”

Many of the efforts involve building the talent pool — a good indicator that Sayegh means it when he says that the company intends to expand in Delaware over the next few years. Ntirety has partnerships with the University of Delaware and Wilmington University’s cybersecurity programs, the area Sayegh says is the primary focus in developing local talent.

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“We manage IT infrastructure for our clients, and security is getting more and more of a challenge,” said Sayegh. “Hackers are continually getting increasingly sophisticated. We constantly need new, fresh talent that is trained in security.”

The state is similarly interested in increasing its space in the cybersecurity industry.

“One thing we talked about was how to position Delaware as a player and maybe a leader in cybersecurity,” said Sayegh.

The company’s potential growth in Delaware could also mean better, more direct network connections within the state.

“Right now to get to Delaware [via network connection], we have to hop to a neighboring city, either Baltimore or Philadelphia or Ashburn, Virginia,” Sayegh explained. “We would encourage more direct links; because of our presence in Delaware, there more fiber going up and down 1-95 up. It’s not a huge ask to put a hop in Wilmington, and that would bring more direct connectivity to Delaware.”

Ntirety currently has several job openings in Newark — you can check them out here.

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