What is Cloud?

Definition of Cloud? I usually answer this question with this mechanism (from my perspective) You can ask “What”, “Where”, When”, “How”, “Why” to answer that question. What? >> it is collection of IT resources (such as compute, storage, artificial intelligence, function, framework, applications, etc) Where? >> it can be accessed from the internet, so literally […]

Berkenalan dengan layanan Artificial Intelligence dan Machine Learning dari Amazon Web Service

If you think Cloud Computing is only about “Hosting your Server” (which a lot of people do)… then, please kindly read again some public materials out there and create a free account at AWS to try it by your self  – since it is way beyond than that! One of the service that I would […]

Berkenalan dengan AWS DynamoDB – Platform NoSQL Database dari Amazon Web Services

Q: What is Amazon DynamoDB? DynamoDB is a fast and flexible nonrelational database service for any scale. DynamoDB enables customers to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling distributed databases to AWS so that they don’t have to worry about hardware provisioning, setup and configuration, throughput capacity planning, replication, software patching, or cluster scaling. […]

Amazon and the nature of Leadership within this influential organization

14 Leadership Principles from Amazon that they use every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects or deciding on the best approach to solving a problem. It is just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar. #1: Customer Obsession – Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and […]

Mengenal release terbaru dari VMware vSphere versi 6.5

Pada bulan October 2016 kemarin VMware mengenalkan vSphere seri terbaru yaitu versi 6.5. Pada tanggal 16 November 2016 software tersebut sudah bisa di-download publicly. Well, seperti biasa banyak sekali enhancements yang dilakukan pada software virtualisasi ini pada setiap versi terbarunya yang sangat sulit dikejar oleh competitors. Beberapa diantaranya adalah: Sangat mudah dan simple untuk digunakan […]

Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 Compare to other Editions

If you read this blog, I also have specific part talking about Oracle Database. Several years ago actually I was also an Oracle Database Administrator for Oracle 9i, 10gR2, and 11gR2 doing operational such as architecture design, deployment, performance tuning, backup, replication, clustering, and PL/SQL programming. But, currently I found cloud technology is more interesting than on-premise […]

Download VMware Products Datasheet (Bundle and per-Item)

Initially, I don’t know why I am posting this article because this will make some redundancies to other contents in the internet. Hmmm, well maybe because some customers always ask me about the data sheets of VMware products, then I think it will be easier if I just tell them about this post rather than they […]

Explanation about How CPU Limit and CPU Reservation can Slow your VM (if you don't do a proper sizing and analysis)

In this post, I would like to share about CPU limit and CPU reservation configuration in vSphere ESXi virtualisation technology. Actually those features are great (since the configuration also available in vCloud Director (*it will call the configuration in vCenter)). Those features are great if you really know and already consider on how to use it properly. For example, if […]

VMware Photon Platform or vSphere Integrated Container

Cloud Native Applications implementation using container technology is hardly to ignore if you want to keep up with this culture of agile and fast innovations. VMware have two approaches to support for this initiative. Either to use vSphere Integrated Container approach or VMware Photon Platform approach. So, what are the differences? In Summary: If you want […]

VMware vSphere® Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices for VMware vSphere 6.0

Some of my customers ask about Metro Storage Cluster configuration for VMware Deployment to achieve better availability of their precious data. There is a very good resource from Duncan Epping (one of VMware most respectful technologist). One of the topic is the Requirement and Constraints from VMware technology perspective. Well, this is the explanation taken […]

How to create an autostart script in Linux (Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora)

How to create an auto start script in Linux (Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora): Option 1: Use chkconfig script to run /etc/init.d/… Create a script and place in /etc/init.d (e.g /etc/init.d/myscript). The script should have the following format: #!/bin/bash # chkconfig: 2345 20 80 # Source function library. . /etc/init.d/functions start() { # code to start app […]

Kebutuhan Minimum dari VMware vCenter Appliance 6.x

I know that you can find this requirements in the Knowledge Based, I just want to write this again to remind me. Because I got a lot of this question from my customer. Resource Requirement Disk storage on the host machine Embedded Platform Services Controller: Tiny: 120GB Small: 150GB Medium: 300GB Large: 450GB External Platform […]

What is Hadoop? Why do we need to virtualize it using VMware?

What is Hadoop? Hadoop is an Apache open source project that provides scalable and distributed computing, originally built by Yahoo!. It provides a framework that can process large amounts of data by leveraging the parallel and distributed processing of many compute nodes arrayed in a cluster. These clusters can be configured as a single host […]

Installation and Documentation Guide for VMware SDDC Proof of Concept

POC Installation and Documentation generally available online both in VMware website and in different blogs, but these are some recommendations: VMware Validated Design (VVD) Deployment walk-through (https://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/#!/vmware-validated-designs-technical-preview/deployment-walkthroughs) this is a guide that explains step by step from deploying ESXi’s to vcenter, vrealize operations, vrealize automation and this will be the first step in the POC Fot VSAN: https://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/#!/virtual-san/virtual-san-feature-walkthrough Similarly for NSX: http://virtualcloudsolutions.info/network-virtualization-with-vmware-nsx-part1/ […]

MICROSERVICES – What is Cloud Native Application?

DevOps, Containers, Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes, microservices, 12-factor applications, 3rd platform, oh my!   Modern application architecture and lifecycle is changing fast and that means even more demands on IT.  While some have argued that this new application approach calls for a whole new infrastructure,  actually these new business-driven demands head on, leveraging your existing investment while still […]