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Alec Peterson, Staff Scientist

Alec Peterson

Alec Peterson is a Staff Scientist at CenterGate® where he manages the development of key products such as UltraDNS and proprietary network architecture projects. A specialist in IP infrastructure, Alec is active in many aspects of Internet management. He currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council of ARIN (American Registery for Internet Numbers), and as a speaker at various industry conferences, including NANOG and ISPF I.

Before joining CenterGate, Alec was the Manager of IP Backbone Planning for RCN, a national Internet company that acquired Erols in January 1998. With ongoing responsibility for designing RCN's IP network and insuring scalability for the company's rapid growth, Alec had provided similar oversight for the Erols network which he had managed since 1996, ensuring that the infrastructure could continue to support the explosive increase in Erols' userbase.

From 1993 to 1996, Alec was Network Administrator and Architect for Panix, the most significant BBS and Internet company based in New York during that period where he also managed both the news and user access systems.

Alec is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Computer Science. At Hopkins, he was he was awarded the Outstanding Project/Research Award. This award, given annually by the Computer Science department, was earned for his involvement in a research project on distributing servers geographically to help improve end user throughput as well as reduce load on the Internet.

He is looking forward to moving to Denver, Colorado and enjoying life and the nearby mountains.

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