Hoi,
We do have the experience  needed. We have servers in Amsterdam and, it is
something we can repeat.

When the desires of our ops team negatively affect the performance of our
users, they have to reconsider what they are thinking. Imho that is not an
acceptable argument.
Thanks,
       GerardM

On 1 December 2014 at 10:38, Tim Starling <tstarl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On 01/12/14 15:24, svetlana wrote:
> >> Wikipedia is naturally slow and expensive for many ISPs, because we
> >> don't use a big CDN.
> >
> > Why don't we? Is it one of the "expensive for us, cheap for users"
> things?
>
> That may be part of it. Also, we have unusual technical requirements
> for freshness of content and prompt removal (revision deletion etc.),
> and an ops team with a desire for independence.
>
> -- Tim Starling
>
>
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