Microsoft's LinkedIn has finally moved its platform into Microsoft's cloud. The company announced today a multi-year migration that will include the service that transfers its infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. Multi-year migration can take up to three years.
This move comes more than three years after Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $ 26.2 billion.
"Moving to Azure will give us access to a wide range of hardware and software innovations. and an unprecedented global scale. This will make us focus on areas where we can provide unique value to our members and customers, "said LinkedIn engineer SVP Mohak Shroff. LinkedIn will increase its work on Azure over time as it seems to make migration as smooth as possible for its 645 million members without affecting the reliability and efficiency of the service. There are some interesting moments in the interview, although the highlight for me is the fact that Microsoft has not pushed LinkedIn to move to Azure. According to Shroff, LinkedIn's team has never been placed by the Azure team to get to its cloud, and Microsoft has given LinkedIn's team full control over the solution. The company even talks about moving into the public cloud for years, although it has only decided to move to the cloud for the last 4/6 months.
Shroff admitted that LinkedIn has been looking at other cloud services in the past before it was acquired by Microsoft, though that was not the case for the last round of ratings that led to the company's final decision to move to the public cloud. "We looked at them in the past. In this case, not. The main reason for this is that we consider ourselves a rather complex case of use for the public cloud and we have some consumer needs. "
Moving to Azure will mean that LinkedIn's own data centers will be cut and the company says it's not sure when these data centers will be excluded. Some of the data centers can still be used for other purposes, and LinkedIn says it does not expect any cuts in these data centers – at least anyway.
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