As daily users of LinkedIn, it's easy to forget that large data centers are quietly powering the collecting, storing, processing, and distributing of large amounts of the LinkedIn data we rely on. This seamless transmission is a sign of a job well done by people whose steadfast diligence is continuously relied on, perhaps even more so during a pandemic.
According to LinkedIn's own engineering blog their infrastructure needs to handle petabytes of data daily. In fact, to keep data flowing smoothly LinkedIn's data centers and infrastructure have grown by 34 percent on an annual basis, supporting almost half a billion people in more than 200 countries and territories.
So it's no surprise then to learn that LinkedIn's infrastructure includes an active data center located in Hillsboro Oregon, a close suburb of Portland. According to LinkedIn:
"Notwithstanding its “Portlandia” depiction as the national hub of craft coffee, plaid and hipsterism, Portland is also a prosperous economy offering new opportunities for technology and innovation. The city is fast becoming a next-generation technology hub." https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2015/11/introducing-linkedins-west-coast-data-center
One impressive aspect of LinkedIn's Hillsboro site is the location allows the company to leverage green power. Per LinkedIn, again from their engineering blog:
"The beauty of this location is that we have direct access to green power, which is one of our specific criteria for selecting new data centers...Another benefit to this location is our ability to utilize free cooling nearly 200 days a year, thereby reducing our overall energy consumption. We look forward to improving how we source energy and reaching our ultimate goal of 100 percent renewable energy use."
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