Alan is a well-known frequently requested speaker on high availability, discovery, monitoring, scalability and graph databases having spoken at over 30 conferences over the world. He founded and leads the Assimilation Project providing scalable, continuous IT discovery and monitoring. He also founded the Linux-HA project (currently known as Pacemaker) and led it for about 10 years.

He works for Assimilation Systems Limited where he is dedicated to the Assimilation Project. He previously worked at IBM, SuSE, and Bell Labs.