Elastisys researcher Ahmed Ali El Din finishes PhD

Ahmed Ali El Din, researcher at Elastisys AB.
Ahmed Ali El Din, researcher at Elastisys AB, now with a PhD!

Ahmed Ali El Din, highly valued researcher at Elastisys, has successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Workload Characterization, Controller Design and Performance Evaluation for Cloud Capacity Autoscaling” on October 2, 2015 at Umeå University. His work on auto-scaling and workload characterization is at the very core of the Elastisys cloud platform’s predictive and pro-active auto-scaling features.

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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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