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===What is Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS)?===
===What is Wikimedia Cloud Services (WMCS)?===


'''Wikimedia Cloud Services''' ('''WMCS''') empowers technical contributions 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]].  
'''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 [[W:OpenStack|OpenStack]], [[W:Oracle Grid Engine|GridEngine]], and [[W:Kubernetes|Kubernetes]].  


WMCS products and resources are available for use by anyone connected with the [[meta:Wikimedia movement|Wikimedia movement]]. Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by a [[Mw:Wikimedia Cloud Services team|Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team]] and [https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Volunteer_opportunities Wikimedia movement volunteers].
WMCS products and services are available for use by anyone connected with the [[meta:Wikimedia movement|Wikimedia movement]]. Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by a [[Mw:Wikimedia Cloud Services team|Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team]] and [https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Volunteer_opportunities Wikimedia movement volunteers].


=== WMCS history ===
=== WMCS history ===
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=== Renaming of products ===
=== Renaming of products and services ===
Efforts are underway to improve the [[phab:phame/post/view/59/labs_and_tool_labs_being_renamed/| language and branding]] surrounding the products and services we offer.
We are in the process of changing the [[phab:phame/post/view/59/labs_and_tool_labs_being_renamed/| language and branding]] of the products and services we offer. You may find some outdated titles and names in WMCS documentation. Edits are welcome!


Working titles are now in use across some documentation, but you may still encounter legacy names and branding.
== How to participate ==


== Terms of use ==
=== Get started ===
* All WMCS resources are subject to the [[Wikitech:Labs_Terms_of_use|Wikimedia Labs Terms of Use]] and the [[mw:Code of Conduct|Code of Conduct for technical spaces]].
 
* Toolforge tools must be [[w:Open-source software|open source software]] licensed under an [http://opensource.org/licenses OSI approved license].
Read the WMCS [[Help:Getting_Started|Getting Started]] guide for information about how to create a user account and become active in Wikimedia software projects.
* Toolforge and Cloud VPS projects 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]].
 
===Terms and conditions===
 
[[Help:Terminology|Wikitech account holders]] who plan to use '''WMCS resources and products''' must read and agree to the following:


== Joining and participating ==
* [[Wikitech:Labs_Terms_of_use|Wikimedia Cloud Services (Wikimedia Labs) Terms of Use]]
* [[mw:Code of Conduct|Code of Conduct for technical spaces]]
* [[mw:Wikimedia Labs/Agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information|Agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information]] (covers [[Help:Terminology|End-Users]]).


[[Help:Terminology|Wikitech Account Holders]] are governed by the [[Project:Labs Terms of use|Labs terms of use]], the [[Help:Rules|Rules]], and the [[mw:Code of Conduct|Code of Conduct for technical spaces]]. The [[mw:Wikimedia Labs/Agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information|agreement to disclosure of personally identifiable information]] covers [[Help:Terminology|End-Users]].
Please pay close attention to the following terms for '''Toolforge and Cloud VPS:'''


Read our [[Help:Getting_Started|Getting Started]] guide for detailed information on creating accounts and becoming active in our projects.
* Toolforge tools must be [[w:Open-source software|open source software]] licensed under an [http://opensource.org/licenses OSI approved license].
* Toolforge and Cloud VPS projects 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]].


== Support and administration ==
== Support and administration ==

Revision as of 21:43, 9 February 2018

Poster-format overview

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

WMCS history

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

WMCS Products
Service Product Description Use Support Level
VPS Cloud VPS 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.  
PaaS Toolforge 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.
DaaS Data Services 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!

How to participate

Get started

Read the WMCS Getting Started guide for information about how to create a user account and become active in Wikimedia software projects.

Terms and conditions

Wikitech 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:

  • Toolforge tools must be open source software licensed under an OSI approved license.
  • Toolforge and Cloud VPS projects 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 Wikimedia Labs Terms of Use.

Support and administration

We use Phabricator (workboard), an IRC channel (#wikimedia-cloud connect), and email list (cloud) as primary support channels.

Wikimedia Cloud Services are a joint effort between Wikimedia Foundation staff and many dedicated volunteers:

Learn more

WMCS components
Other explanations