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Welcome to Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS)!
WMCS is a flexible computing ecosystem built on [ http: //www. openstack. org/software/openstack- compute/ OpenStack] , [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Grid_Engine GridEngine] , and [https://kubernetes.io/ Kubernetes]. We empower technical contribution to the Wikimedia software world.
Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by a [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Cloud_Services_team WMF team] and volunteers.
WMCS has been known as Wikimedia Labs until March 2nd 2017.
The "Labs" nomenclature became [[ Labs labs labs| overloaded]] and often required clarification about what component of the ecosystem was being referred to. The "Labs" team and the Tool Labs Support team have joined forces as the Wikimedia Cloud Services team and are launching a campaign to improve the language and branding surrounding products and services offered.
Eventual final branding and renaming is open for [ https: //wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:BryanDavis/Rebranding_Cloud_Services_products discussion]. Working titles are now in use across some documentation. The generic compute/'Labs' environment for running your own virtual instances is being referred to now as VPS and Tool Labs/Tools which is the PaaS environment is now being referred to as Tools Forge.
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== WMCS Products ==
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* [[Portal:Wikimedia Labs|Virtual Private Servers (''' VPS''' )]] for users to develop and maintain projects that help Wikimedia.
* [[Portal: Tool Labs|Tools Forge Platform as a Service]] ('''PaaS''') environment for running bots, webservices, scheduled jobs, and doing analysis
* [[ Portal: Data as a Service|Data as a Service]] ('''DaaS''') offerings that include a real- time and sanitized production database replica, and NFS access to [[Dumps.wikimedia .org|Wikimedia Dumps]]
== What Product Should I Use ==
If you need to run full virtual instances and are willing to administer them on your own we can provide quota to do so.
=== [[ Portal:Tool_Labs| Tools Forge PaaS]] ===
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If you need to run a specific webservice, scheduled job, or perform analysis but do not want to or are not able to manage a full virtual environment this is the best place.
=== [[Portal:Data_as_a_Service| DaaS]] ===
We provide replicas of the production databases and other data for analysis and experimentation. DaaS resources are available from both the VPS and the PaaS environments, though some of them may need to be requested for a specific VPS Project.
* [[ Help: Terminology| Terminology]]
* WMCS is working on a tool for read-only browsing of our projects at [[ toollabs: openstack-browser/| OpenStack Browser]].
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* Project administration is done through the OpenStack dashboard known as [https://horizon.wikimedia.org/auth/login/?next= / Horizon].
* Tools Forge (Tools) has a [http://tools.wmflabs.org/ homepage] and a [http://tools.wmflabs.org/?list directory of Tools]
== Joining and Participating ==
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We are on [[Help: IRC| IRC]]
Tools must be [[: en:Open-source_software| open source software]] licensed under an [ http:/ /opensource.org/licenses OSI approved license].
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== Media ==
File: WMCS_Presentation. pdf| What is Wikimedia Cloud Service?]]
WMCS project overview
What is Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS)?
Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS) provides tools, services, and support for technical collaborators who want to contribute to Wikimedia software projects. WMCS is a computing ecosystem built on OpenStack, GridEngine, and Kubernetes.
WMCS products and services are available for use by anyone connected with the Wikimedia movement without charge. Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by a Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team and Wikimedia movement volunteers. We maintain a Glossary of related terminology.
🎬 Video: Wikimedia Cloud Services introduction (2019)
📣 Slides: An introduction to Cloud Services presentation (2019)
From 2011 until early 2017, WMCS was known as "Wikimedia Labs." The term 'Labs' was used to refer to a number of different components, and clarification was required. In 2017, the project was reorganized. The former Wikimedia Foundation Labs team and the Tool Labs Support team joined together to create the Wikimedia Cloud Services team.
WMCS products and services
||Provides collaboratively owned collections of virtual private servers where users develop and maintain software projects that help the Wikimedia movement.
||Use this to run full virtual instances.
||You are willing to administer instances on your own. We can provide quota to do so.
||Provides a shared hosting/platform-as-a-service environment for running bots, webservices, scheduled jobs, and data analysis.
||Run a specific webservice, scheduled job, or perform analysis.
||You do not want to or are not able to manage a full virtual environment.
||A collection of products including private-information-redacted copies of Wikimedia's production wiki databases and access to Wikimedia Dumps.
||Create replicas of the production databases and other data for analysis and experimentation.
||The Quarry service provides database access via a web interface. Some DaaS resources may need to be requested for specific VPS projects.
Renaming of products and services
We are in the process of changing the language and branding of the products and services we offer. You may find some outdated titles and names in WMCS documentation. Edits are welcome!
Participating with WMCS
Sign up for services
To access and contribute to Cloud Services projects and tools, you will need the following accounts:
- Wikimedia account - this account is the single user login or SUL account you use to contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
- Wikimedia developer account - this account is used log into this wiki, Toolforge, Cloud VPS, Gerrit and other protected Wikimedia Services.
- Gerrit - our code review system; where our repositories (repos) live. Note that while GitHub contains many of our public repos, you can only make pull requests for Cloud Services projects via Gerrit. Other Wiki projects may use GitHub exclusively.
- Phabricator - our project management system; for opening tickets, suggesting features, and talking about our plans for the next quarter.
- IRC - live chat channels. We have several channels related to our cloud servers, but the main channel is #wikimedia-cloud connect. Deployment also frequently uses #wikimedia-serviceops connect.
- The ability to access instances in the WMCS environment.
Review the terms and conditions
Second, make sure to review and agree to our terms and conditions. Account holders who plan to use WMCS resources and products must read and agree to the following:
Please pay close attention to the following terms for Toolforge and Cloud VPS:
Communication and support
We communicate and provide support through several primary channels. Please reach out with questions and to join the conversation.