Altair Articles

  • Selfdefined2

    LinkedIn’s Approach to a Self-Defined Programmable Data Center

    March 2, 2017

    Co-authors: Shawn Zandi and Russ White This post originally appeared in Network Computing.   Operating a large scale, rapidly-growing network requires a philosophical change in how you plan, deploy, and operate your infrastructure. At LinkedIn, as we scaled our data center network, it became evident that we needed to provision and build networks not only as...

  • orgdatacenter1

    LinkedIn’s Next-Generation Data Center Goes Live

    November 16, 2016

    Coauthors: Shawn Zandi, Mike Yamaguchi Earlier this year we announced Project Altair, our massively scalable, next-generation data center design. We also announced our plans to build a new data center in Oregon, in order to be able to more reliably deliver our services to our members and customers. Today, we'd like to announce that our Oregon data center,...

  • Project Falco Contributes to OpenSwitch, a Linux Foundation Project

    June 1, 2016

    Co-authors: Saikrishna Kotha and Shawn Zandi We recently wrote a blog post on Project Falco, our new disaggregated switching platform that is part of Altair, LinkedIn’s next-generation data center design. Our vision is to 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...

  • The LinkedIn Data Center 100G Transformation

    March 24, 2016

    LinkedIn’s continued growth will require us to grow our data centers to the mega scale in the next 3-5 years. Project Altair is our...

  • Project Altair

    March 21, 2016

    LinkedIn's infrastructure needs to seamlessly handle petabytes of data on a daily basis. Our data centers and infrastructure have...