data center Articles

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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 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,...

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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...

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    IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part II

    August 9, 2016

    Coauthor: Tim Crofts In Part I of this series, we explained why we decided to move our internal network over to IPv6. The LinkedIn...