What you need to know
- LinkedIn will migrate its workload to Microsoft Azure over multiple years.
- LinkedIn has used its own servers even following its acquisition by Microsoft.
- LinkedIn has leveraged several Azure technologies already.
LinkedIn will move their workload over to Microsoft Azure over several years (via ZDNet). The business and worked-centered social media network has continued to use its own servers following its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016, but that will change moving forward.
LinkedIn has had their own datacenters since 2012, but a recent LInkedIn Engineering blog post (opens in new tab) states that LinkedIn is moving over to Microsoft Azure. Both LinkedIn and Azure are owned by Microsoft, so the partnership seems natural.
The blog post also added that LinkedIn already uses several Azure technologies "In recent years we've leveraged a number of Azure technologies in ways that have had a notable impact on our business."
LinkedIn has a massive collection of data and has run on its own cloud for around seven years, so the migration to Microsoft Azure will take several years.
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Makes sense from a fiscal point of view why run, maintain seperate data centres especially when savings can be made on electricity usage, rent of storage spaces if Linkedin does not own the spaces that house the data centres and so on. I hope the staff who maintained these servers also have their jobs guaranteed.
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