Behind LinkedIn's 'Build, Don't Buy' Architecture Direction
The LinkedIn network supports over 25% year-over-year traffic growth in support of more than 400 million users. Many network operators would have turned to a vendor to drive their architectural decisions. LinkedIn decided to go a different direction. To support growth while adding business value, LinkedIn is disaggregating its network, moving from vendor-driven to white box to entirely new platforms, such as Open19. It's working with vendors and the open source community to create an entirely new way of building a data center network at scale. This session will discuss the history, technology and business drivers behind the decision to build rather than buy.