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Claes Wikström

Claes Wikström has been involved in the Erlang community from the very early days, the beginning of the 1990s. He has contributed several significant pieces of softwareto the Erlang community, such as; The ASN.1 compiler, Distributed Erlang,Mnesia and the ets/dets libraries, the ERTS garbage collector and the bit syntax.

More recently, Claes has been authoring the Yaws web server. He has also been a pioneer in capitalising on Erlang technology and has been the founder of several successful Erlang based companies such as, Bluetail, Kreditor and now, Tail-f.

During Erlang eXchange Claes will discuss the successes Tail-f has had in using Erlang.

Claes Wikström is Giving the Following Talks
Erlang & Tail-F

Tail-f is an advanced tech company, that owes its great success to Erlang. Tail-f builds a toolkit/library which we sell to networking device manufacturers such as Qualcom, Nortel, Alcatel and Ericsson.

All devices, such as switcher, routers, VPN gateways etc need to be managed. Traditionally all manufacturers of networking equipment bought their SNMP agents as COTS software and built the CLI and the WebUI in house. This situation was changed when the NETCONF protocol was introduced in 2006. An XML based protocol, backed by Cisco and Juniper, the NETCONF protocol provides a strict machine-machine interface through which a network device can be managed, configuration data information can be retrieved, new configuration data can be uploaded and manipulated.

The Tail-f ConfD product provides a toolkit, which if used on the network device, dynamically renders all four necessary northbound interfaces, e.g. NETCONF, CLI, WebUI and SNMP.

In this talk on Erlang and Tail-f, Klacke will describe and discuss Tail-f's technical strategy, which leveraged the power of Erlang technology to achieve fast time to market, whilst delivering a piece of software small and fast enough to enable successful deployment on low end networking devices.