LinkedIn Sets Up Shop in Chicago

    December 17, 2008
    Chris Crum

LinkedIn has opened a new data center in Chicago. A post at the LinkedIn Blog says:

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.  The primary goal for the LinkedIn Operations organization is for our site and partner applications to be available 24/7.

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. All of these skills are continually focused on ensuring that the combination of hardware, software and data stored in our Data Center follows just the right ‘playbook’ to ensure that we offer you, a world class user experience.

LinkedIn's new data center

Let’s not forget that the company just got a Google Exec as its new Vice President of Products. That would be Dipchand "Deep" Nishar who has been working at Google as Director of Products, Asia-Pacific.

Deep Nishar LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is growing rapidly, and if Nishar’s presence  lives up to its expectations, there will be a good amount of growth in the future as well. "It is time to expand our Data Center footprint so we can continue to offer millions of our users, a rock-solid and reliable service," says LinkedIn’s Dan Kotler.