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Microsoft-owned LinkedIn commits to multi-year, all-in move to Azure public cloud

July 25, 2019

Microsoft-owned social networking site LinkedIn is in the process of a multi-year move to go all-in on its parent company’s public cloud platform, Azure.

The platform, which is reportedly used by 645 million members worldwide to find jobs and build work contacts, is known to rely on a mix of its own datacentres and colocation facilities for hosting at present, with supplementary support from Azure.

However, to ensure the organisation has the infrastructure capacity to cope with the growth of its business and number of site users, Mohak Shroff, senior vice-president of engineering at LinkedIn, said now is the time for the firm to ramp up its public cloud use.

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