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[ISN] LinkedIn IPO filing reveals poor disaster recovery set-up

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 07:13:07 GMT

By Yevgeniy Sverdli
Datacenter Dynamics
28th January, 2011

Although it has recently implemented a disaster recovery program, the
professional social networking company LinkedIn does not currently have
a way to quickly shift production workload to a back-up data center.

In documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the
company disclosed that downtime at its primary data center means
downtime for LinkedIn.

“Although this program is functional, it does not yet provide a
real-time back-up data center, so if our primary data center shuts down,
there will be a period of time that the website will remain shut down
while the transition to the back-up data center takes place,” the
document read.

The document cited is LinkedIn’s statement of registration for an
Initial Public Offering, which aims to raise up to US$175m. The
offering’s underwriters are Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merill
Lynch, JP Morgan, Allen and Company and UBS.


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