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Douglas Alger

Douglas Alger is an IT Architect at Cisco Systems with more than 16 years of experience focusing on Data Center physical design, management and operations. He has managed about 100 Data Center projects, from all-new construction to substantially retrofitting existing facilities.

Doug has authored three books on Data Center design,The Art of the Data Center, Grow a Greener Data Center and Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business. He also helped write Cisco’s Global Data Center Strategy and Data Center Design Guidelines documents, which define the performance requirements and design elements for its compute environments.

As a member of the Cisco on Cisco team Doug develops content that shares Data Center technical expertise and real-world experiences from the Cisco IT organization.

Prior to joining Cisco, Doug was a writer and editor in the News & Publications office of Syracuse University and a full-time stringer for the Los Angeles Times, where he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Northridge Earthquake. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University

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