Nutanix supports Tokopedia’s rapid growth in Indonesia


Cloud computing software company Nutanix shared online marketplace Tokopedia has been using the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to provide the scalability and ease of management required for its rapid expansion in Indonesia.

Initially, Tokopedia’s legacy monolithic IT systems comprised various disparate systems that ran their core applications, including an online web server for their e-commerce business and various enterprise applications such as MySQL for database management and these traditional systems were increasingly complex to handle as the marketplace grew. Tokopedia needed to consolidate its IT infrastructure and find a partner that could seamlessly manage computing, storage and networking requirements while scaling in tandem with its growth. It also needed to work with a next-generation provider that could offer a simple yet cohesive platform with an “always-on” capability to maintain maximum uptime and efficiency in operations.

In July 2016, Tokopedia turned to Nutanix to manage their computing, storage and networking problems. The solution included Citrix’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on Nutanix, various enterprise applications, including MySQL and Nutanix AHV Hypervisor to run its core application, the Tokopedia e-commerce platform. In a seamless plug-and-play migration exercise that took three days, Tokopedia saw a host of benefits including freed up space as 25 servers were cut down to just two Nutanix servers, with five times less power consumption.

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform also provides the support to critical infrastructure to ensure that Tokopedia does not suffer from unnecessary IT hiccups. This will allow the company to focus on boosting its business instead of deploying additional manpower to maintain and troubleshoot disparate multiple systems, the company said.

“Tokopedia’s mission is to democratise commerce through technology and we want our users and merchants to have an online retail experience that’s transparent, efficient and secure,” said Ardimas Wurseto, Tokopedia’s infrastructure head. “Nutanix has been an ideal partner as they have a solution that is perfect for a next-generation company such as ours. Its software-driven architecture makes IT operations and management seamless and simple, thus allowing our teams to focus on boosting business performance rather than on troubleshooting problems caused by complex IT systems.”

Matt Young, SVP and head of Asia-Pacific and Japan, Nutanix, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Tokopedia in making new waves in the e-commerce sector. It is a tremendous validation of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS, which offers reliability in providing a suitable platform in a mission-critical service.”

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