Today, computers master speech recognition, can provide help desk functionality, and even operate self-driving cars. Machine learning and AI have greatly improved automation across many industries, but ironically, use of such techniques are not widespread in IT operations.
At Elastisys, we believe that large scale IT infrastructure should operate autonomously. The self-driving data center should collect and analyze operational data, and based on the derived knowledge steer operation to ensure performance and robustness. With self-driving IT infrastructures, operation teams can focus on high-level business goals and have the systems figure out lower-level operational tunings themselves. Tedious and potentially dangerous tasks based on reacting to lower-level monitoring can be replaced by strategic decisions. These concept is sometimes referred to as self-* systems that configure, heal, optimize, and protect themselves.
We argue that the time for this to happen is right now. The great improvements in AI technologies and toolkits combined with the automation brought by the DevOps movement makes now the perfect time to build self-managing IT infrastructures.
If you want to discuss this topic more in-depth and listen to some examples and lessons learned from our work, come join us at OpenStack Nordic. We would love to see you there and discuss the future of IT infrastructure automation.
Johan Hellström, CEO of the newly combined AllTele and T3, steps in as new chairman of the board for Elastisys.
Johan brings both leadership and business acumen to Elastisys. Johan started out in the military before switching over to the ICT industry and has carried leading roles at companies such as Martinsson, Atea and Tele2. For the last 6 years Johan have been CEO of T3, the northern ISP success story, growing the business by 500% before being acquired by AllTele earlier this year.
“I see a clear need in the market for smarter solutions that address the high requirements of the IT infrastructure and applications of the future, both in telecom and IT. AllTele strives to bring the best technical solutions to our customers and Elastisys is interesting both from AllTele’s perspective as well as for me personally as I hope to help develop Elastisys with my business experience”, says Johan Hellström.
Johan joins a already strong board including Northern Light Capital’s Jan Snygg and Partnerinvest Norr’s Lena Fridlund Forsgren. Jan Snygg has worked for Ericsson in Silicon Valley, has extensive experience as an investor and has been chairman in multiple successful companies like Umeå based Limes Audio which was acquired by Google 2017. Lena also has experience from working in the valley as well as an long investment background dating back to Swedish Innovationsbron in 2006 with multiple successful exits in her portfolio.
We are glad to announce we are bringing on Ross Valizadeh as Head of Business Development. Ross has extensive background in IT and enterprise sales, most recently from Atomia, one of the largest cloud billing and automation engines for telcos and hosting providers, where he headed up their sales and account management team as well as being responsible for partnerships . Ross lives in Lund and has previously studied business and economics in Umeå.
“Ross brings a business focused mindset and experience from implementing sales processes that will help us take Elastisys to the next level. He complements the existing team very well and we are all very excited to have him onboard.”, says CEO Robert Winter.
“I’m a tech nerd at heart and love learning. The team’s technical expertise made me interested in Elastisys and now I want to help enable our vision of intelligent and automated infrastructure based on my experience of bringing technology to market” says Ross.
Fog computing is emerging as a new paradigm for powering novel applications and services through the provisioning of a distributed computing infrastructure able to process data closer to users. Fog computing is a natural next step after cloud computing, as it provides substantial advantages in terms of scalability, interactivity and better usage of network resources. Major leaders in the ICT sector (like Cisco, Huawei, IBM etc.) are heavily investing into this innovation line, which is expected to have a major impact on several application domains, in much the same way the cloud is impacting them now.