Interview with Mikael Dahlgren, Elastisys’ new CEO

Mikael Dahlgren announced as new CEO of Elastisys AB.

Some time ago, we announced that we were looking for a driven entrepreneur who can help accelerate our business. That entrepreneur has been found and we are happy to welcome Mikael Dahlgren aboard as our new CEO. He has been working with us since the beginning of September, and has already met a few potential customers of ours together with our CTO, Johan Tordsson. As he is gearing up for driving this company into a better and brighter future, we would also let our blog readers learn a bit about him.

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Advanced predictive and pro-active auto-scaling (for City Cloud’s blog)

Elastisys auto-scaling prediction subsystem

In our previous post, we briefly introduced the basics of auto-scaling. What auto-scaling is, why it is important, and how it works, including monitoring, metrics, and all that jazz. In this post, we will dive deeper. We will see how an auto-scaler determines by how much it needs to scale your deployment and what one looks like internally. We use the Elastisys cloud platform for illustrative purposes — we develop it, so it is obviously the one we know best. We also discuss how it uses predictions to pro-actively determine future capacity demand and gives you just-in-time capacity. Grab a nice cup of coffee (might we suggest a nice caffè mocha?), and read on!

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Scalability Design Principles

Scalability Design Principles

What different types of scalability are there, and how do you design for them? Elastisys is a spin-off from the distributed systems research group at Umeå University. As such, we have extensive knowledge and experience in designing and developing scalable distributed applications. In this post, we list some of our best tips to help software architects and CTOs design with scalability in mind.

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Operational Instances In Spite of Errors

Two operational instances and one non-operational

We have blogged about the various ways the Elastisys Cloud Platform keeps your cloud deployment rightsized, and why it is important. But the key to ensuring a good user experience is not just to have the right number of cloud instances, but that they are all fully operational. In this blog post, we look more into what that means and how the Elastisys Cloud Platform can help using its Health Checks, Cruise Control, and Cloud Pools features.

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