Alan Robertson founded the High-Availability for Linux project where he has been an active developer and project leader for the last several years. He maintains the Linux-HA project web site at http://linux-ha.org/, and has been a key developer for the open source heartbeat program. He worked for SuSE for a year, then joined IBM's Linux Technology Center in March 2001.
Alan also jointly leads the Open Cluster Framework effort (http://opencf.org/) to define standard APIs for clustering, and provide an open source reference implementation of these APIs.
Before joining SuSE, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff for Bell Labs. He worked for Bell Labs 21 years in a variety of roles. These included developing telecommunication products, designing communication controllers and providing leading-edge computing support.
He obtained an MS in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University in 1978 and a BS in Electrical Engineering from OSU in 1976.