data center Articles

  • Open194

    Taking Open19 from Concept to Industry Standard

    May 23, 2017

    In July 2016, LinkedIn unveiled Open19, a new project with the aim to establish open standards for servers based on a common form factor to change the way future data centers will be built. Since that time, we have received an outpouring of support and interest from the community in both the project and the vision behind it. So, in keeping with our open source...

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    TrafficShift: Load Testing at Scale

    May 11, 2017

    Co-authors: Anil Mallapur and Michael Kehoe   LinkedIn started as a professional networking service in 2003, serving user requests out of single data center. For any internet services company, availability is a key factor in its success. In any internet architecture, a lot of things can go wrong at any given time; network links can die, power fluctuations can...

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    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...

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    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...

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    IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part III: The Elephant in the Room

    November 10, 2016

    Coauthor: Tim Crofts   The LinkedIn site has been available to the public over IPv6 since 2014, and our employees have been able to...

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    Project Autobuild

    September 19, 2016

    LinkedIn’s data center infrastructure has grown at a massive scale. Starting with one server setup, one cabinet at a time, we’re now...