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 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.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
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Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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