infrastructure 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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    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...

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    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...

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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...

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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...