data center Articles

  • Stock LinkedIn Engineering Image

    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 powering on hundreds of servers at a time and seeing them come online automatically. You could call it “Zero Touch Provisioning” for systems. This evolution presented us with many challenges, however. This post will describe how...

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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 site has been available to the public over IPv6 since 2014, and our employees have been able to browse the internet over IPv6 for even longer. While many parts of our network have been IPv6 for a while, until recently our internal...

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    Open19: A New Vision for the Data Center

    July 19, 2016

    This week at the DatacenterDynamics Webscale conference, I have the privilege of announcing the first step in a long journey, an initiative that we hope will further the state of hardware in the data center. Called Open19, this new project aims to establish a new open standard for servers based on a common form factor. The goals of Open19 are to provide lower...

  • Project Falco Contributes to OpenSwitch, a Linux Foundation...

    June 1, 2016

    Co-authors: Saikrishna Kotha and Shawn Zandi We recently wrote a blog post on Project Falco, our new disaggregated switching platform...

  • The Joy of Anycast… (In)side the Data Center

    April 26, 2016

    Co-authors: Leigh Madock, Andrew Stracner, and Tim Crofts If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know that scaling up our...

  • Our First International Data Center Goes Live in Singapore

    April 5, 2016

    The number of LinkedIn members across Asia Pacific has doubled over the last two years to reach more than 85 million members at the...