infrastructure Articles

  • 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 Oregon Data Center Goes Live

    November 16, 2016

    Coauthor: Shawn Zandi   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, featuring the design...

  • 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 practice known as “dogfooding." Some bugs are hard to catch until an app is used by enough people. That’s why employees often find bugs developers miss. In the past, when an employee noticed something was broken, he or she would...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Faster and Easier Service Deployment with LPS, Our New...

    April 6, 2016

    Since 2003, we’ve re-architected our hosting systems four times to meet the needs of our rapidly growing systems and member base. At...