Alex Peake alex.peake@REDACTED
Sat Jan 7 01:57:59 CET 2006

We have a system that will be in production April 1, 2006 if that is helpful


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Serge Aleynikov" <serge@REDACTED>
To: "Erlang Questions" <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 12:17 PM
Subject: help

> Folks,
> I'd like to ask the Erlang community for some help.  While we've done
> plenty of systems prototyping in Erlang, in a couple of weeks we are
> about to release a production system written almost entirely in Erlang
> in the internal network.
> I was talking to my manager, the CIO of the company, and he expressed
> some concerns about the fact that the system is implemented in Erlang.
> He understands all the benefits, and is not against this technology (I
> presented to him various papers from Ericsson describing the maturity
> and advantages of Erlang/OTP), but given the fact that the project will
> handle over one billion dollars of annual traffic, he wants to make sure
> that other companies indeed use this technology in production and that
> there are real people behind it.
> For this reason, I'd like to ask for some volunteers that use Erlang/OTP
> in production, so that he could call them for reference in order to
> eliminate his concern.  As he has enough influence, so that the lack of
> his confidence in Erlang/OTP might jeopardize the project deployment, I
> would largely appreciate your help in terms of showing that the
> technology is indeed alive.  As with many other senior executives, he
> believes more in speaking with real people rather than reading white
> Regards,
> Serge
> -- 
> Serge Aleynikov
> R&D Telecom, IDT Corp.
> Tel: (973) 438-3436
> Fax: (973) 438-1464
> serge@REDACTED

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