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Ihab Tarazi CTO at Packet


Ihab Tarazi is Packet Chief Technology Officer responsible for the company’s technical and product strategy, engineering, and platform operations.

Prior to joining Packet, Tarazi held a number of positions in the telecom and infrastructure space, including four years as Chief Technology Officer at data center and colocation provider Equinix, where he was accountable for technology innovation and strategic engagements with leading platforms as well as emerging players in the Cloud, Security, Storage, Edge and IoT sectors. At Equinix, Ihab also oversaw engineering and operations for the Equinix interconnection platforms including Cloud Exchange, Internet Exchange, and Optical Metro Connect.

In addition to his time at Equinix, Tarazi also served as VP Engineering and Technology at Verizon, where he led a global team of professionals and provided strategic and tactical oversight for the Engineering and Product Development of Global Enterprise Services including MPLS VPN, IP, Ethernet, Security and Managed Services. Tarazi also directed Engineering for Consumer FiOS services including optical connectivity, Internet Service, video streaming and content management.

Throughout it all, Ihab gained global recognition as a leader in technology innovation and catalyst of strategic partnerships for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Data Center Design, Cloud Networking and Edge Evolution.

A resident of Burlingame, California, Tarazi enjoys hiking and kayaking and an identical twin.  He holds B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Telecommunications Management from Southern Methodist University.

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