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How a new data center in Singapore is helping people access Wikipedia around the globe

How a new data center in Singapore is helping people access Wikipedia around the globe

Photo by Victor Grigas/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0 . Unlike many other websites on the internet, the Foundation runs its own servers and edge distribution to deliver our projects’ content to the world. We do this for several reasons, but key among them is our strong stance on privacy. By avoiding third-party services, we maintain the technical and policy control we need to implement the strict user data handling that we require. Privacy is essential to Wikimedia’s vision of empowering everyone to share in the sum of all human knowledge . Prior to this launch, our existing server network offered (and still offers!) user-facing services from four locations. Three are in the United States, located in San Francisco, California; Carrollton, Texas; and Ashburn, Virginia, and one is in the Netherlands. While our site locations are all well-connected, large portions of the ...

Full article: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/04/24/new-data-center-sin...

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