Posted By Rich Miller On July 31, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Downtime | No Comments
The Wikipedia  site is offline this morning and displaying a message saying the site cannot reach its database server. The user-maintained encyclopedia is one of the Internet’s busiest sites, despite operating on a non-profit budget and running on several hundred servers. The downtime is not a local event, as seen in Netcraft’s monitoring . UPDATE: Looks like the site is back as of 10 a.m. Eastern time.
The Wikipedia site is powered by about 350 servers , most of which are housed in data center in Tampa, Fla. It also has about 50 servers in Amsterdam  at a data center operated by EvoSwitch and the AMS-IX peering exchange.
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 Image: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/wikipedia-down.jpg
 Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org
 Netcraft’s monitoring: http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/performance?site=www.wikipedia.org
 about 350 servers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/06/24/a-look-inside-wikipedias-infrastructure/
 50 servers in Amsterdam: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/22/wikimedia-adds-european-data-center/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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