data center Articles

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    Theory vs. Practice: Learnings from a recent Hadoop incident

    August 6, 2020

    Co-authors: Sandhya Ramu and Vasanth Rajamani For companies and organizations, failure tends to be far more illuminating than success and the lingering effects of a failure can be harmful if the team moves too quickly and does not resolve the issue in a thorough and transparent manner. We recently ran into a large incident that involved data loss in our big data...

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    Eliminating toil with fully automated load testing

    December 6, 2019

    Introduction In 2013, when LinkedIn moved to multiple data centers across the globe, we needed a way to redirect traffic from one data center to another in order to mitigate potential member impact in the event of a disturbance to our services. This need led to the birth of one of the most important pieces of engineering at LinkedIn, called TrafficShift. It...

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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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    LinkedIn Begins Contributing Open19 Platform to the...

    September 27, 2018

    Last summer, LinkedIn helped announce the launch of the Open19 Foundation and our role as a founding member. Our aim was to assist in...

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    Data Center Innovation: Developing and Broadening with the ...

    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...

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    Lessons Learned from LinkedIn’s Data Center Journey

    February 1, 2018

    Editor’s note: LinkedIn Engineering VP Sonu Nayyar recently gave a talk on the evolution of LinkedIn’s data center strategy at DCD...