About elastisys

Elastisys provides products and services for scalable and responsive IT systems, with an emphasis on predictive auto-scaling with multi-cloud capabilities. Elastisys products and services extend on decades of internationally leading research in distributed systems, high performance computing, and autonomous management of virtualized resources. Elastisys was founded in 2011 and is a spin-off company from the renown distributed systems research group at Umeå University.


We believe in the power of intelligent automation

We believe that machine learning and AI should be more extensively applied to automate IT operations. Just like we can build self-driving cars, we should be building self-driving computer systems.

By building truly autonomous systems we want to relieve technicians from the mundane and tedious task of tracking and reacting to low-level system metrics and instead give them the freedom to concentrate on strategic, application-level tuning.

White papers

Primer on Elastisys predictive orchestration for NFV (1 page), August 2017

How to achieve high-availability Kubernetes clusters (4 pages), Jan 2018

Our Team

Robert Winter, CEO

Robert Winter, CEO

Robert Winter is CEO of Elastisys AB. Prior to Elastisys, Robert has 10 years of experience of management, sales, and technical roles in the IT industry. Robert holds a MSc in computer science as well as a BSc in economics from Umeå University.
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Erik Elmroth, Chief Scientist

Erik Elmroth, Chief Scientist

Erik Elmroth is Chief Scientist and co-founder of Elastisys. With a PhD from 1995, he is currently also Professor in Computing Science at Umeå University, where he leads one of the world’s largest academic research groups on cloud resource allocation (see cloudresearch.org). He has co-authored nearly 200 scientific publications, mainly on cloud management topics. Erik’s research extends on a broad background in high-performance computing, extensive experience from leading large-scale national and international research projects, as well as holding leadership roles in national supercomputing infrastructures. Follow Erik

Johan Tordsson, CTO

Johan Tordsson, CTO

Johan Tordsson is CTO and co-founder of Elastisys and holds a PhD in computer science from Umeå University. He has a broad technical background in virtualization, autonomic computing, and clouds. Prior to Elastisys, Johan worked for several years as developer, researcher, and technical coordinator in several large international research projects.
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Lennart Edblom, Project Administrator

Lennart Edblom, Project Administrator

Lennart is a Project Administrator at Elastisys and manages and coordinates Elastisys’ participation in European research projects. Lennart is also an associate professor in Computer Science at Umeå University.
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Emil Marklund, Software Engineer

Emil Marklund, Software Engineer

Emil is a software engineer who has worked with backend development and system administration in the past. He also has a couple of years of experience as a teaching assistant on computer science courses at Umeå University. Apart from working for Elastisys, Emil is currently pursuing a MSc in computing science and engineering.
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Lennart Jern, Software Engineer

Lennart Jern, Software Engineer

Lennart is a Software Engineer at Elastisys with backend, frontend and kernel development experience. He holds a MSc in applied mathematics and is also a certified math teacher. Lennart has previously worked as a summer entrepreneur for Elastisys and as a teaching assistant and research assistant at Umeå University.
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Peter Gardfjäll, Senior Software Engineer

Peter Gardfjäll, Senior Software Engineer

Peter is a Senior Software Engineer at Elastisys with a research background in distributed systems and several years of industry experience from designing and implementing software solutions. Peter holds a Master of Science (MSc) in computer science as well as a Licentiate degree (PhLic) in computer science/grid computing, both from Umeå University.
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Simon Kollberg, Software Engineer

Simon Kollberg, Software Engineer

Simon has several years of experience working with frontend and backend web application development. He worked for several years on the ORBIT European research project about data center disaster recovery and has in-depth skills in OpenStack. Simon holds a BSc in computer science from Umeå University.
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Ahmed Ali-Eldin, Senior Data Scientist

Ahmed Ali-Eldin, Senior Data Scientist

Ahmed Ali-Eldin is a Data Scientist at Elastisys since its founding. He obtained a PhD in 2015 from Umeå University. Ahmed has a strong background in designing autoscalers, data analytics, computer systems, and performance modelling, He has been involved in several large-scale projects as a researcher, technical manager, and developer.
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Cristian Klein, Senior Systems Scientist

Cristian Klein, Senior Systems Scientist

Cristian Klein is a Systems Scientist at Elastisys. He obtained his PhD in 2012 from INRIA, France. Cristian has a strong background in designing scalable and resilient systems, resource management, and software engineering. He gathered experience via open source contributions, several EU and national projects, as well as via his role as a chief cloud architect in a German start-up company.
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Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew, Senior Systems Scientist

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew, Senior Systems Scientist

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew is a Senior Systems Scientist at Elastisys. He obtained a PhD in 2015 from Umeå University. His areas of expertise are virtualization, resource management, auto-scaling, scheduling, service differentiation, performance modeling, distributed monitoring, resource disaggregation, anomaly detection and remediation, and engineering large-scale distributed systems. He has contributed to several large-scale European projects as a researcher, technical lead, and systems designer and developer.
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Olumuyiwa Ibidunmoye, Senior Data Scientist

Olumuyiwa Ibidunmoye, Senior Data Scientist

Olumuyiwa Ibidunmoye is a Senior Data Scientist at Elastisys. He has a background in computing and experience in data analytics, systems analysis, performance modeling and analysis, as well as software development. His PhD thesis is on machine learning techniques for the efficient handling of performance problems in cloud environments with emphasis on autonomous anomaly detection, root cause identification, and problem mitigation.
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Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion, Senior Systems Scientist

Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion, Senior Systems Scientist

Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion is s Senior Systems Scientist at Elastisys. She has a broad background on energy management, performance modeling, and virtualization, with a PhD thesis on energy and performance aware resource provisioning for cloud data centers. She has been working as an IT consultant with Indra Sistemas, S.A. for four years and contributed to several large-scale projects. Throughout her career includes, besides research, substantial system design and software implementation experiences.
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