Iskren Nikolov, CCIE No.20164, CCSI No.32481, MCT Alumni, content architect, engineer, and developer with the Cisco Learning & Certifications’ Data Center & Cloud team. He is responsible for designing, developing, and reviewing Data Center Official Learning Cisco courses, including lab infrastructures and exercises. He holds a master’s degree in computer systems and management from the Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria. Iskren has more than 26 years of experience in designing, implementing, and supporting solutions based on the data center, security, storage, wide area networks, software-defined networks, cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud technologies, including 11 years of teaching, and developing Cisco Data Center & Cloud and Microsoft Azure courses. The huge experience across technologies from multiple vendors such as Cisco Systems, VMware, Microsoft, and Barracuda, combined with the different perspectives gained from the different roles in his work and experience with customers from different industries, allow Iskren to have a unique view of the current data center technologies and the future trends. You can reach Iskren on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iskrennikolov.