Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – September 11, 2007 – Online professional network, LinkedIn Corporation, has appointed former Google Director of Global Operations, Lloyd Taylor, as Vice President of its Technical Operations division. During his three year term at Google, Mr. Taylor was responsible for scaling the Google.com infrastructure, including data centers and server operations.
Mr. Taylor’s efforts helped Google scale its infrastructure by more than 500%, while growing staff responsible for machine maintenance by only 80 percent, which also served to support Google’s post-IPO growth.
Previously, Mr. Taylor was Vice President, Technology and Operations at Keynote Systems, where he grew the measurement infrastructure from 60 measurement agents in 10 domestic locations to well over 3,000 agents worldwide. Before Keynote, Mr. Taylor was the founding technical executive for Digex Web Hosting. His datacenter designs at Digex are still featured as the premier hosting locations of Digex’s current owner, Verizon. Mr. Taylor started his career at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he participated in the creation of ARPANet, designed flight computer systems for several Space Shuttle missions, worked on cryptographic systems for U.S. Department of Defense applications, and implemented one of the first Internet-based distance learning systems.
Dan Nye, CEO of LinkedIn remarked, ”Lloyd is one of the world’s leading experts on technical infrastructure scalability. His experience in building and growing the technical infrastructure for Google, as well as his work at Keynote, where he led design and development of an infrastructure spanning 50 cities on five continents, were clearly the perfect fit for Linkedin as we continue to rapidly grow our network around the world.”
Mr. Taylor commented, ”I look forward to joining the talented management team at LinkedIn at this key point in time for the company. With the exponential growth in membership and network usage over the next few years, the challenge to build a strong and scalable infrastructure for LinkedIn is both critical to the company’s success and a very exciting opportunity for me personally.”
LinkedIn is one of the Internet’s premier professional network, where over 14 million professionals find customers, jobs, employees, investors, business partners, service providers, industry experts and opportunities through their network of business relationships. With over 14 million members, the LinkedIn network is currently growing at a rate of nearly 300,000 new professional members a week.
LinkedIn provides a a professional network online, with access to people, jobs and opportunities. LinkedIn has established one of the largest and most powerful professional networks, with over 14 million professionals are on LinkedIn, representing all five hundred of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as a wide range of household names in technology, financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, and numerous other industries. LinkedIn is backed by world-class investors including Sequoia Capital, Greylock, the European Founders Fund and Bessemer Venture Partners.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; two WIRED magazine Readers Raves Awards; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo! and its international properties, Sony Corporation and its global affiliates, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Sequoia Capital.
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