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Hi! I'm Wade, head of Platform Engineering at Wikia. What does that mean? It means I am responsible for keeping Wikia's servers up, running and making them as fast as possible for our communities.
In this job I’ve often been asked “How are you able to successfully serve over a billion pageviews a month for Wikia?" The four word answer is: Caching, Caching, Caching and SSDs! Ok, that’s actually 3 words and an acronym but let’s not get hung up on the grammatic details. :)
Wikia's TechOps team has spent significant amounts of time and effort to understand how our users consume our service so we can best deliver pages consistently and quickly. We work closely with our development teams to research new tools, methods, software and hardware to pul…
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