Submissions/Wikimedia Operations Overview

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This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.

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142

Title of the submission
Wikimedia Operations Overview
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Rob Halsell
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
RobH rob@wikimedia.org
Country of origin
USA
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Personal homepage or blog
http://techblog.wikimedia.org
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikimedia's projects are currently served from two sites world-wide, a small footprint for such projects like Wikipedia. Wikipedia and its sister projects are served off of less than five hundred servers. Nearly the entirety of the site is run off open source software, and on industry standard server platforms. Of the currently two deployed datacenter sites, only one houses the actual databases (in Tampa, FL, USA., designated pmtpa/sdtpa), the other is our caching center based out of the Netherlands (designated esams).
Wikimedia also recently deployed into a brand new facility in Ashburn, VA (designated eqiad). We will go over the general deployment plan and implementation, challenges, and facility. Also covered will be how we will (or may already have done so by the time of Wikimania 2011) integrate it into our current datacenter deployments.
This presentation will be a mid to high level overview of our infrastructure, including our monitoring tools and software used in day to day site operations. As such, it should be appropriate for those of varying technical levels. The overview will include our high level configuration of servers and software, including our networking layout and software deployment tools. All of this information is available in other sources, this presentation will attempt to cover them in a cohesive review.


Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Infrastructure
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Will provide later


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  1. Phoebe 23:59, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
  2. Brion VIBBER 17:39, 29 April 2011 (UTC) The new Virginia DC is the biggest change in WMF's server infrastructure in years -- definitely of interest!
  3. Vibhijain 13:48, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
  4. Amir E. Aharoni
  5. Dror Snir 09:13, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. Jeremyb 09:21, 5 August 2011 (UTC)