GLASGOW "“ More than 20 years ago, two Delaware tech entrepreneurs founded a company to host websites and provide internet services for companies, and today it is helping companies move older systems to cloud-based services.
Lou Honick and Neil Heuer founded HostMySite in 1997 in the University Plaza office park off Chapman Road. Eight years later they built a data center, or a facility that is home to hundreds of computer servers that host websites, in Pencader Corporate Center off Route 896 in Glasgow.
Earlier this year, the company, then known as Hosting, merged with competitor Hostway to make one of the world's largest managed cloud services platforms. In September, the whole operation was rebranded into Ntirety.
[caption id="attachment_170950" align="alignright" width="300"] Ntirety employs about 100 people at its office and data center in Glasgow. DBT PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS[/caption]
Emil Sayegh, CEO of Ntirety, said the company's new name was "meant to signify that we solve the entirety of the IT problems for our customers."
The global company now headquartered in Austin, Texas, has 14 data centers and about 1,000 employees, including about 100 at its Glasgow office "“ its largest in the United States. The company has about 3,200 clients, ranging from well-known brands like NFL Films, Smucker's and Smith & Wesson to smaller companies with different needs.
Sayegh said that the bulk of the company's revenue comes from assisting Fortune 2000 companies move from older computer systems to more modern cloud-based systems. Ntirety specializes in the health care, financial services, manufacturing and media sectors, which typically have additional regulatory and security concerns.
Ntirety's several-decade history helps it in these areas, because it's better able to comprehend older systems and peel back the layers of platforms that clients have installed over the years, Sayegh said.
"We come in and make sense of it all and help them move from something that is legacy to something that is more modern," he said. "Where we found our value wasn't necessarily the hot new startup that already has people who know how to operate in the public cloud, but established companies that have a complex IT infrastructure on their hands."
[caption id="attachment_170952" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ntirety's 200,000-square-foot data center in Pencader Corporate Center is the largest in the company. DBT PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS[/caption]
Sayegh noted that with cybersecurity becoming a bigger issue than ever, Ntirety's high-trust-certified servers are of even more important to clients with regulatory and compliance requirements, pointing to the 2019 breach of 100 million Capital One customer accounts on Amazon Web Services servers.
"As a cloud provider, I know that Amazon has certain requirements, but Capital One also has other requirements," Sayegh said.
While it does offer web hosting, the company focuses on providing services atop infrastructure, regardless of whether that's Ntirety's servers, a client's servers or public servers offered by Amazon, Google, Microsoft or others. To serve clients worldwide, Ntirety's operations are run 24/7, with offices in every American time zone and several overseas countries.
Ntirety strives for a supportive work culture and touted that many of the Glasgow office's tech professionals have been there for a decade, Sayegh said. Ntirety offers a certification reimbursement program and encourages employees to add new skills to their resume. Many of the office's leaders were grown from within, including Senior Vice President of Operations Jonathan Arena, who joined the company as an entry-level professional and worked his way up the hierarchy.
With a new name and new combined resources, Sayegh said that he plans to continue growing Ntirety's market position, both organically and through acquisition of other specialized service providers, and is seeking to add staff in Delaware.
"We view ourselves as the consolidator rather than being consolidated," he said.
By Jacob Owens