About Alex

I am a highly organised, team playing and determined technical architect with a focus on and experience designing and managing highly scalable and available Linux, Apache and MySQL based systems.

Technical Experience
  • I am an active member of the MySQL database community (and was invited to become a founding member of the MySQL Guilds)
  • I have published a widely used book on MySQL clustering and was a small part of the editorial team for the official MySQL Cluster certification guide.
  • I am currently authoring a book on "High Availability MySQL".
  • I run a small business managing Linux Clusters, and have a large depth of experience in this field
  • I have spoken at Conferences such as UK Unix Users Group (supported by Google and IBM)
Work Experience
I have been fortunate to work in a large number of very different companies including Google and PartyGaming.

Professional qualifications
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) #805008538932162
  • "RHCE of the year" 2009
  • VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) #25422
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) #CSCO11472848
  • Mountain Leader Training UK:
    • Mountain Leader (Summer) Award [held since 2006]
    • Single Pitch Award [held since 2007]
Please contact me for further information or if you feel I can help you.