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July, 2010

  • 5 July

    Wikipedia to build new data center

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has announced plans to build a new data center in the United States. The non-profit cited the need for a fail-over in case the main data center goes down as the main reason for the expansion. Wikipedia already has a primary data center with 300 servers in …

March, 2010

  • 25 March

    Overheating takes down Wikipedia

    It wouldn’t be wrong to say things were heating up at Wikipedia yesterday. According to Data Center Knowledge, a server shutdown caused by overheating at a European data center sent the online encyclopedia down for several hours. Normally when an incident like this occurs, a fail-over mechanism reroutes traffic to …

August, 2009

  • 12 August

    WIPO Orders Transfer of Two Domains to Wikipedia

    Yes, anyone can edit Wikipedia. Anyone can theoretically add their input into the participatory encyclopedia that has been both lauded and shunned, depending on who you ask. With 262 languages and hundreds of thousands of articles, nearly everyone has access to it. But not everyone can be Wikipedia, as Kevo …