Wikimedia Foundation/Wikipedia Moves Their Primary Data Center to Ashburn, Virginia
Ashburn, VA is located about 20 miles west of Washington, DC and is very close to Dulles International Airport.
From Data Center News Knowledge:
The Wikimedia Foundation, operators of Wikipedia, is making an Equinix data center in Ashburn [they have several locations] its primary data center, while its previous data center in Tampa, Florida becomes the backup. The foundation has migrated most of its main infrastructure over recent months, with the remainder of the move to be completed on the week of January 22, 2013.
As a non-profit running one of the world’s busiest web destinations, Wikipedia provides an unusual case study of a high-performance site. In an era when Apple can spend $1 billion on a single data center, Wikimedia spent $2.6 million on Internet hosting in 2011, with a server count measured in hundreds, not thousands.
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