[Wikipedia-l] Alexa.com blogs about Wikipedia
perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Apr 15 05:51:31 UTC 2005
On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 04:39:07PM -0700, Mark Williamson wrote:
> It would be especially neat if we could get at least a little bit of
> server space somewhere in Africa, Australia, and South America.
> Having said that, it would also be easy/nice to get server space in
> California or somewhere else in the Western US (Google would be
> California, would it not?)
I vote Washington state. I'd kinda like to move there, eventually,
Ha ha, only serious.
> I think that it's always best to have everything distributed over
> multiple locations in case of a disaster, natural or otherwise (this
> way, we won't have to worry about Wikipedia in hurricanes, and if one
> location gets broken into/burns down/explodes/disappears mysteriously
> in a puff of steam, Wikipedia will not have problems because of it).
> On 4/14/05, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> > Andrew Lih wrote:
> > >The lead blog story on Alexa's front page today is about Wikipedia
> > >surpassing NY Times in terms of traffic rank. Traffic has spiked
> > >upwards in the last month, and sits at #66 for today.
> > >
> > >
> > I've just ordered another 20 servers for our Florida cluster, and with
> > the recently announced Yahoo deal, as well
> > as deals we are working on with some European educational/governmental
> > organizations and another major search
> > engine, we will within the next few months more than double our total
> > capacity, and expand from 2 data centers
> > (Florida, Paris) to 5 or 6 (Florida, somewhere in Asia, Amsterdam,
> > Brussels, Paris, and another).
> > Pretty neat.
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