LinkedIn sees edge computing as a huge driver of infrastructure growth. The company has begun deploying edge data centers, and using the Open19 project as a platform for future design innovations to power smaller facilities.
LinkedIn is not only the leading social platform for networking with colleagues and industry professionals, but it is also an innovator in the data center space. LinkedIn has overhauled its data center designs to accommodate new cooling methodologies with higher power densities. They have also created the Open19 Initiative, an alternative to Facebook’s Open Compute Project that focuses on edge computing.
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In a sign of strengthening demand for water-cooled racks, high-density hosting specialist Colovore has fully pre-leased a 2 megawatt expansion of its Santa Clara data center.
The Open19 Foundation launched today, positioning its open hardware designs as a foundational layer of edge computing, and an alternative to the Open Compute project and hyperscale designs.
The new LinkedIn data center in Hillsboro, Oregon breaks new ground in Internet-scale data centers, combining high density with exceptional efficiency and sustainability. Here’s a closer look at the project and its design.
With its $26 billion deal to acquire the business social network LinkedIn, Microsoft stands to become an even larger player in the market for wholesale data center space.
The growth of cloud computing is providing a huge boost for data center developers, who reported leasing in 2015 on a par with the record volume in 2014. A new report cites 2015 as “one of the best leasing years ever.”
Does an uptick in adoption of water-chilled cooling doors signal a trend towards higher rack densities in data centers? Colovore and LinkedIn are among those implementing rear-door cooling units.