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Eight Cool Things You Probably Don’t Know About Data Centers

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Doug Alger, author of The Art of the Data Center, discusses eight cool things most people don’t realize about Data Centers in this InformIT exclusive audio segment.
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Author and Data Center expert Douglas Alger recently completed The Art of the Data Center, a new book that profiles 18 innovative Data Centers through images and in-depth interviews with the people who designed them.

Here, in this audio segment created for InformIT, Alger discusses eight cool things most people don’t realize about Data Centers. (Item 5 – An Internet service provider in Sweden installed a large aquarium at their underground Data Center facility that they originally planned to fill with piranha!)


The Art of the Data Center is available through major book retailers and our store. An enhanced edition, offered exclusively through Safari Books Online, features 8 audio segments with the author, elaborating on topics raised within the Data Center profiles such as cloud computing, green technologies, and how noisy Data Centers can be.

Grow a Greener Data CenterDoug is also the author of Grow a Greener Data Center (Cisco Press, 2009), a guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive IT and Facilities infrastructure. Learn more.


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