Wikimedia Thinks Green, Inks Evoswitch Pact

The Wikimedia Foundation will use EvoSwitch’s carrier-neutral data center in Amsterdam as its European hub, and Evoswitch will provide more than 300,000 euros of in-kind support in the form of bandwidth and hosting services. The operator of Wikipedia is also thinking green, as the Amsterdam facility is fully CO2-neutral.

All of Wikimedia’s projects are hosted on a central data infrastructure in Florida, but the complementary part of the infrastructure will now be based in Amsterdam.

“As operators of one of the most heavily accessed properties on the Web, we are aware of the impact that the Internet and its energy consumption have on the environment,” Wikimedia Foundation chief technology officer Brion Vibber said in a release. “EvoSwitch’s energy-saving measures, combined with their use of green energy and CO2 compensation, are very attractive to us.”