Sayegh Moves From Rackspace Cloud to HP

It looks like industry executive Emil Sayegh has moved to HP to help it sell to the cloud computing sector. Sayegh was previously general manager of the Rackspace Cloud, where he was among the evangelists for the company’s vision for cloud platforms as a transformative force in the hosting industry.

Sayegh’s job change was revealed in a Wall Street Journal story outlining the priorities of new HP CEO Leo Apotheker, which included boosting HP’s sales of hardware and services to companies building cloud platforms. “H-P recently hired Emil Sayegh, formerly of Rackspace Hosting Inc., as vice president of marketing for cloud services to help oversee these efforts,” the Journal reports. Rackspace appears to have a deep bench in management of its cloud operation, where Lew Moorman is president.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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