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An Erlang-Based Philosophy for Service Reliability



Jamshid Mahdavi explains how WhatsApp has developed their server components, the deployment processes, and how they monitor, alert, and repair the inevitable failures in a billion-users service.


Jamshid Mahdavi has been working on networking for 25 years. In his early career he participated in research on TCP congestion control and was co-author on a number of RFCs. More recently he has developed networking products for web and media streaming at several Silicon Valley companies. He has been at WhatsApp for the last two years and is responsible for their media server infrastructure.

About the conference

The Erlang Factory is an event that focuses on Erlang - the computer language that was designed to support distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-realtime applications with requirements for high availability and high concurrency. The main part of the Factory is the conference - a two-day collection of focused subject tracks with an enormous opportunity to meet the best minds in Erlang and network with experts in all its uses and applications.

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Jun 03, 2016