Hey Wikipedia, wanna save some money on infrastructure? Here’s how

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http://www.rightscale.com/blog/cloud-cost-analysis/cloud-cost-analysis-how-much-could-wikipedia-save-cloud

Update: RightScale is pulling this blog citing a problems with the underlying data set. It is working with Wikipedia and will revise as appropriate.

Even Web-rooted operations like Wikipedia can save lots of dough if they do cloud right, according to Hassan Hosseini, co-founder of PlanForCloud, now owned by RightScale. Net, net the online encyclopedia, which estimates it spends more than $3 million on Internet hosting annually, could do that cheaper — for $618,000 per year — on Microsoft(s msft) Windows Azure, at least for the first year.

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Russell Albert

When I click the link:

PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1286 Unknown table engine ‘InnoDB’: SELECT expire, value FROM {semaphore} WHERE name = :name; Array ( [:name] => variable_init ) in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of /home/webapp/myapp/blog/includes/lock.inc).

Nice exposure of SQL code

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