infrastructure Articles

  • gettingtoknowshawn1

    Getting to Know Shawn Zandi

    June 9, 2017

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the company. They are the ones who create, build, and maintain our platform, tools, and features—as well as write posts for this blog. In this series, we feature some of the people and personalities that make...

  • mobilecrash1

    Mobile Crash Reporting at LinkedIn

    May 4, 2017

    Let’s start this post with a little history. In November 2015, the mobile team was looking for a solution that would give a good picture of how LinkedIn apps performed with respect to crashes. We had an internal tool to visualize crash data, but the UX was not good enough to help developers fix crashes and did not have adequate information to gauge the impact of...

  • Selfdefined2

    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...

  • orgdatacenter1

    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...

  • Introducing and Open Sourcing Shaky

    August 3, 2016

    At LinkedIn, we release incremental versions of our apps internally first, in order to deliver a better experience to our members—a...

  • LinkedIn App Ratings

    LinkedIn Listens: A Better Way to Prompt for Member Feedback

    June 16, 2016

    LinkedIn takes its members’ opinions seriously. We are always looking for ways to creatively solicit member feedback. Sometimes we do...