Saturday, 2021-04-10


Johan Tordsson 
(senior lecturer at the Umea University and CTO / co-founder of Elastisys)

Title: Self-optimization in the cloud


Today’s clouds provide a rich set of tuning capabilities that enables fine-grained control of application and infrastructure provisioning. The elastic nature of cloud applications combined with rapid resource provisioning thus makes it easy to achieve high performance as such, but additional objectives such as cost, energy-efficiency, and/or resource utilization must be taken into account. This talk will discuss various aspects of application and infrastructure self-optimization in clouds, with particular attention to scenarios with multiple goals. Variability, in workloads as well as application behavior and composition is another key driver for this work.


Johan Tordsson is Associate Professor in Computer Science at Umeå University. Tordsson’s research area is autonomic computing, in particular self-management of large-scale distributed systems. He has a broad background from national and international research projects, having held leading roles in large European research projects. Tordsson has published more than 60 scientific papers. His research has been recognized with the Nordea scientific award (2016), as well as one best paper award and two best paper runner-up mentions at international IEEE conferences. Tordsson is also co-founder and CTO of Elastisys, a spin-off company targeting software for autonomous management of cloud services. Elastisys was identified by 33-listan as one of the most innovative young companies in Sweden.