In the Brave New World of cloud computing, fault tolerance is king. Fault tolerance at all levels - the platform, how and where the data is stored, the services and APIs that are used, and even the ability to recover from bugs ("features"?) in the code. This emphasis has resulted in the growing use of actor programming over object-oriented programming, and in particular, the growing influence of Erlang wherever Reliability and Scalability are prized.
This talk will explore the reason why Erlang is particularly suited for Cloud Applications and Services, and why it should be the basis for your App's infrastructure