data center Articles

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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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    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 Zettastructure Singapore and then again at DCD Converged Hong Kong. The LinkedIn Engineering Blog team has asked Sonu to share the summarized lessons learned from his talk. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to groups of data...

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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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    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...

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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...

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

    March 2, 2017

    Co-authors: Shawn Zandi and Russ White This post originally appeared in Network Computing.   Operating a large scale, rapidly-growing...