Infrastructure Articles

  • Stefan Apitz

    Ed. note: The transition to our new data center is now complete – Dec 14, 2010. We continue to tune our site and optimize site performance this morning, following our recent cutover to the new Los Angeles data center. Thanks for your patience during the transition. Stay tuned. – Dec 13, 2010 What a big difference, a couple of years makes. Towards the end of 2008, we set up a new data center in Chicago to deal with the ever increasing demand on our infrastructure. Fast…

  • Lloyd Taylor

    Dear LinkedIn Users, Many of you trying to use LinkedIn between 2:18am and 4:08am US Pacific time this morning, and all of you trying to use LinkedIn between 6:10am and 7:43am, were unable to get in.  This is not what we want for our users, and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused. Rest assured, all of your postings and messages were sent out. What caused the outage? LinkedIn uses a technology called “Message Queuing” within our site to allow our various services (for…

  • Dan Kotler

    LinkedIn has grown by leaps and bounds this past year and currently we are adding professionals to our site at the rate of one user per second. Behind the scenes, there are several  dedicated teams of highly skilled people with (an unusually high tolerance for sleep deprivation), and a varied array of skills in areas such as capacity planning, network and server architecture, and web technology, and these teams are collectively known as the Linkedin Operations organization. All of…

  • Eishay Smith

    As a podcast addict I’m constantly looking for good shows. As far as I can tell, The Java Posse (from Tor Norbye, Carl Quinn, Dick Wall, and Joe Nuxoll) is…