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Welcome to Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS)!  
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.
WMCS is a flexible computing ecosystem built on [[W:OpenStack|OpenStack]], [[W:Oracle Grid Engine|GridEngine]], and [[W:Kubernetes|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.
Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by a [[Mw:Wikimedia Cloud Services team|Wikimedia Foundation team]] and Wikimedia movement volunteers.


== History ==
== History ==
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''Eventual final branding and renaming is open for [[User:BryanDavis/Rebranding Cloud Services products|discussion]].''
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.
   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 ToolForge.


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WMCS has been known as Wikimedia Labs until March 2nd 2017. 
From 2011 until early 2017, WMCS was known as "Wikimedia Labs".   
 
The "Labs" nomenclature became [[Labs labs labs|overloaded]] and often required clarification about what component of the ecosystem was being referred toThe "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.
 


The term 'Labs' became [[Labs labs labs|overloaded]] and often required clarification about what component of the ecosystem was being referred to. The former Wikimedia Foundation 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.


== WMCS Products ==
== WMCS Products ==
* [[Portal:Wikimedia Labs|Virtual Private Servers ('''VPS''')]] for users to develop and maintain projects that help Wikimedia.   
* [[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:Tool Labs|ToolForge 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]]
* [[Portal:Data_services|Data Services]] ('''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 ==
== What Product Should I Use ==


=== [[Portal:Wikimedia_Labs|VPS]] ===
=== [[Portal:Wikimedia_Labs|VPS]] => [[Portal:Wikimedia_Labs|Wikimedia VPS]] ===
If you need to run full virtual instances and are willing to administer them on your own we can provide quota to do so.   
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]] ===
=== [[Portal:Tool_Labs| PaaS]] => [[Portal:Tool_Labs|ToolForge]] ===
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.
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]] ===
=== [[Portal:Data_as_a_Service|DaaS]] => [[Portal:Data_Services| Data Services]] ===
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.
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.  In addition, the [https://quarry.wmflabs.org/ Quarry service] provides database access via a web interface without project setup.


== Discovery ==
== Discovery ==
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* [[Help:Terminology|Terminology]]
* [[Help:Terminology|Terminology]]


* WMCS is working on a tool for read-only browsing of our projects at [[toollabs:openstack-browser/|OpenStack Browser]].
* WMCS is working on a tool for read-only browsing of our projects at [[Toollabs:openstack-browser/|OpenStack Browser]].


* Project administration is done through the OpenStack dashboard known as [https://horizon.wikimedia.org/auth/login/?next=/ Horizon].
* 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]
* ToolForge (Tools) has a [http://tools.wmflabs.org/ homepage] and a [http://tools.wmflabs.org/?list directory of Tools]


== Joining and Participating ==
== Joining and Participating ==


[[Help:Terminology|Labs Account Holders]] are governed by the [[Project:Labs Terms of use|Labs terms of use]] and the [[Help:Rules|Rules]]. The [[mw:Wikimedia Labs/Agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information|agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information]] covers [[Help:Terminology|End-Users]].
[[Help:Terminology|Labs Account Holders]] are governed by the [[Project:Labs Terms of use|Labs terms of use]] and the [[Help:Rules|Rules]]. The [[Mw:Wikimedia Labs/Agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information|agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information]] covers [[Help:Terminology|End-Users]].


[[Help:Getting_Started|Getting Started]]
[[Help:Getting_Started|Getting Started]]
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== Terms of Use ==
== Terms of Use ==
* WMCS resources are subject to the [[Wikitech:Labs_Terms_of_use|Wikimedia Labs Terms of Use]].
* WMCS resources are subject to the [[Wikitech:Labs_Terms_of_use|Wikimedia Labs Terms of Use]].
* Tools must be [[:en:Open-source_software|open source software]] licensed under an [http://opensource.org/licenses OSI approved license].
* Tools must be [[W:Open-source software|open source software]] licensed under an [http://opensource.org/licenses OSI approved license].
* Tools must not collect, store, or share private data or personally identifiable information, such as user names, passwords, or IP addresses, except when complying with the conditions listed in the [[Wikitech:Labs_Terms_of_use|Wikimedia Labs Terms of Use]].
* Tools must not collect, store, or share private data or personally identifiable information, such as user names, passwords, or IP addresses, except when complying with the conditions listed in the [[Wikitech:Labs_Terms_of_use|Wikimedia Labs Terms of Use]].



Revision as of 22:20, 21 May 2017

Welcome to Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS)!

WMCS is a flexible computing ecosystem built on OpenStack, GridEngine, and Kubernetes. We empower technical contribution to the Wikimedia software world.

Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by a Wikimedia Foundation team and Wikimedia movement volunteers.

History

Eventual final branding and renaming is open for 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 ToolForge.

From 2011 until early 2017, WMCS was known as "Wikimedia Labs".

The term 'Labs' became overloaded and often required clarification about what component of the ecosystem was being referred to. The former Wikimedia Foundation 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.

WMCS Products

What Product Should I Use

VPS => Wikimedia VPS

If you need to run full virtual instances and are willing to administer them on your own we can provide quota to do so.

PaaS => ToolForge

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.

DaaS => Data Services

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. In addition, the Quarry service provides database access via a web interface without project setup.

Discovery

  • WMCS is working on a tool for read-only browsing of our projects at OpenStack Browser.
  • Project administration is done through the OpenStack dashboard known as Horizon.

Joining and Participating

Labs Account Holders are governed by the Labs terms of use and the Rules. The agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information covers End-Users.

Getting Started

We are on IRC

Terms of Use

Media

  • What is Wikimedia Cloud Service?