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Evoswitch helps us improve project access in Europe and beyond

Today we’re excited to announce a very generous in-kind sponsorship from Amsterdam-based data center provider Evoswitch.  This sponsorship, valued at over 300,000 euros has allowed the Foundation to house a large new bank of caching servers in a highly central location in Europe.  Not only does this provide us with a long-term solution for delivering faster and better traffic in Europe and beyond, it also means that Wikimedia servers are taking advantage of cutting edge green power technology provided by Evoswitch.

Evoswitch operates a leading, 100% carbon neutral data center.  Free culture, global access to free information, and sustainable, green data centers: it’s a tremendous mission-supporting partnership.  We’d like to thank the great folks at Evoswitch for working with us to support our mission and for helping millions of internet users gain access to our projects.

Jay Walsh, Communications

2 Responses to “Evoswitch helps us improve project access in Europe and beyond”

  1. Mark Hunting says:

    Evoswitch is not based in Amsterdam but in Haarlem (which is 20 km west of Amsterdam)

  2. Longbow4u says:

    That is very generous of Evoswitch.

    I would like to know how this “300000 € sponsorship” and “longterm solution” goes together. Is this e.g. the cost of 300000 € is the cost for the first year and represents the yearly hosting costs of Wikimedia in Europe which is completely covered by Evoswitch, or like this is e.g. a 5 year partnership and Evoswitch covers a fraction of the yearly cost up to the total sum of 300000 € at the end of the partnership?

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