Zaid Ali Kahn

Posts by Zaid Ali Kahn

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    LinkedIn Contributes Open19 Technology to the Open Compute Project

    March 15, 2019

    Last year, we announced that LinkedIn had become a Platinum member of the Open Compute Project (OCP). The move was a natural fit for us, given the organization’s mission, “To apply the benefits of open source hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near, and around the data center and beyond,” and LinkedIn’s own support of open standards and...

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    Data Center Innovation: Developing and Broadening with the Community in Mind

    July 18, 2018

    Over the last few years, LinkedIn members have started to engage with the platform in exciting new ways. Instead of just posting short-form text updates, they’re also sharing long-form posts, photos, and videos. This is driving exponential growth in global site traffic demands and a corresponding increase in the demands made of our data centers. As a result, my...

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    Project Falco joins SONiC Community (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud)

    December 15, 2017

    One of the key components of our vision for LinkedIn’s global infrastructure is to ultimately build a programmable data center fabric on top of an open network operating system. While scaling our data centers out, we want to control the complexity of the data center fabric by moving toward an automated, self-defined, and purpose-built, application-centric...

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    Getting to Know Shawn Zandi

    June 9, 2017

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in...

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    Getting to Know Russ White

    January 27, 2017

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in...

  • Project Falco Contributes to OpenSwitch, a Linux Foundation...

    June 1, 2016

    Co-authors: Saikrishna Kotha and Shawn Zandi We recently wrote a blog post on Project Falco, our new disaggregated switching platform...