Serving nation-wide earthquake alerts faster with Google Cloud and InfoFabrica

About BMKG

BMKG is a Non-Departmental Indonesian Government Institution tasked in the fields of Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics monitoring in Indonesia.

Industry: Government
Primary project location: Indonesia

BMKG is saving lives with an earthquake alerting system on GCP

Google Cloud results

Efficient, scalable, and reliable application and content delivery system

Alerts delivery now 10x faster due to the elastic architecture

Enabled near 100% uptime SLA due to Google Cloud App Engine scalability


BMKG now has a cost-efficient solution and lives up to the committed up time SLA to the users on the same level.

Business Challenges

As the Government agency responsible for alerting citizens about earthquakes, BMKG was looking to improve its earthquake alert information system reliability, to maintain stable performance, and to be able to use Cloud Computing technology effectively for live Staging, test and development without disruption to critical day-to-day operational business processes.

Furthermore, as the agency is responsible for issuing early warning signals to the citizens of Indonesia, BMKG needed to work with a trusted partner to handle the migration of their systems to cloud with minimal or near-zero downtime and rapid deployment. It also needed to ensure that the cloud infrastructure was highly available and reliable.

BMKG required managed services support to proactively and continuously monitor their cloud infrastructure performance in order to achieve the highest standard of SLA to the users. With people’s lives at stake, BMKG needed to work with a Managed Services Provider who could ensure the strictest adherence to the SLA.

The Solution

InfoFabrica rolled out a plan to help BMKG lead and pioneer the IT infrastructure transition from cost centers to business centres by leveraging Cloud Computing to support existing applications, and by providing infrastructure in a Cloud Environment that can get extensive traffic access.

The increasing urbanization and especially the strong dependence on the complex infrastructure for telecommunications and transport have led to a careful study of an early warning system for earthquakes by sending warnings to the population. With the Google Cloud App Engine, their infrastructure can perform effortlessly and without any disruption.

The Managed Services Support team at InfoFabrica conducted health monitoring of the client’s system and infrastructure, and performed configuration settings upon any changes or updates to improve service performance.

Direct Results

BMKG transformed its Earthquake alerting system by achieving an efficient, scalable, and reliable application and content delivery system with Google Cloud and InfoFabrica. BMKG now has a cost-efficient solution and can ultimately deliver success to their missions: providing accurate and reliable information in the field of meteorology, climatology, & geophysics in Indonesia.

During disaster events, the alerts can now be processed and delivered 10x faster due to the elastic architecture. Live Staging, testing and development were able to be performed with zero downtime. Moreover, this allows BMKG to take full advantage of their data and use insights that are valuable to their growth. 

The earthquake alerting system experienced stable performance with nearly 100% uptime SLA due to Google Cloud App Engine scalability. With InfoFabrica Managed services and Google Cloud App Engine, BMKG ensures and lives up to the committed up time SLA to the users on the same level.


BMKG migrated their application and published the content to Google Cloud in just a few days. 


Mutual Benefits with InfoFabrica

InfoFabrica provides Managed Services to BMKG to maintain SLA of its alert system with integrated proactive 24/7 support helpdesk. InfoFabrica also provide capacity planning insights, periodic architecture reviews, backup and monitoring to BMKG.

About InfoFabrica Pte Ltd.

InfoFabrica formerly known as Fast Lane Consulting was established in 2013. Over the years, it has grown to become a leading IT consulting organisation specialising in cloud, virtualisation, data storage and protection technologies. InfoFabrica provides customers with IT expertise and solutions, ranging from infrastructure design and training, to consulting and managed services. As of December 2020, InfoFabrica has merged with Cloud Kinetics!

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