[OSM-dev] what server next?

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 05:13:32 BST 2009


2009/9/8 Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com>:

> True sorry. Tile going down was unfortunate, but there was a plan to keep
> serving but it did not work out. I had too many balls and I dropped
> one, the rest of the weekend went well.

That aside it was a planned outage, I'm thinking more about unplanned
outages and giving small sites the ability to display OSM maps,
putting OSM in front of as many eye balls as possible is one potential
way to grow the user base and in turn the data. The more people that
see errors the more likely they are to want to fix them :)

> We also get slightly more OSM operated hardware outside UCL soon. Any
> friendly large hosts out there that can offer us some well bandwidth
> fed hardware/rack space? Maybe a university in North America?

Bandwidth is dirt cheap in the US so it's very likely you may get
several, as for hardware why not try some vendors like IBM to see if
they'd donate some decent kit in return for their logo being displayed
etc.




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