The server clusters that the WMF uses are on Wikitech and can be viewed




deb tankersley

Program Manager, Engineering

Wikimedia Foundation

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 4:22 PM, Paul Norman <> wrote:

> On 2/23/2018 10:32 AM, Stefano wrote:
>> Related to this,
>> I wondered if the WMF could be interested in this request for support
>> proposals-data-centre-2018/
> One of the core requirements is the data centre is in the EU, for three
> reasons, and I believe the WMF is entirely in North America.
> 1. The privacy implications of leaving the EU are complex.
> 2. This is a data centre move, not starting a new site. Customs charges
> and the difficulty of physically moving the servers are likely to make
> outside the EU expensive and very complicated
> 3. Ping requirements require the site to be in Europe, or near it. A new
> site wouldn't have this constraint, as it could serve a different role, but
> this site needs good connectivity for cross-datacentre failover.
> If the WMF were interested in supporting with hardware or rack space, I'm
> sure the OWG would be interested.
> The problem is likely to be having hardware in the production network not
> administered by WMF operations.
> OSM's biggest need is for human resources, not computer ones. On the
> technical side, developers helping with code, people writing documentation,
> etc. On the non-technical side, people who can write helping out OSMF's
> Communications Working Group, and other people bringing the skills they
> have.
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