Wikipedia has an unusual profile for a high-performance site. As a non-profit running the world's sixth-busiest web destination, The Wikimedia Foundation has historically adopted a frugal approach to infrastructure. That began to change in 2010, when the foundation made reliability a priority in 2010 and shifted Wikipedia's primary data center from Tampa into space within an Equinix data center in Ashburn, Virginia. The Equinix campus in Ashburn is one of the world's most wired Internet campuses, providing connectivity with hundreds of other networks and providers. The Wikimedia Foundation is now in the process of expanding its data center infrastructure with an additional facility in the western United States. What does Wikipedia's infrastructure look like? Here's a collection of photos from inside the Wikimedia facility in Ashburn, with photos by Victorgrigas (via Wikimedia Commons).
For more photos, see the Wikimedia Servers (2012) photo page at Wikimedia.