VMware vCenter 6.7, vSphere 6.7, and vSAN 6.7 Latest Release

VMware just released VMware vSphere 6.7, vCenter 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform.

VMware vSphere 6.7 release is the efficient and secure platform for hybrid clouds, fueling digital transformation by delivering simple and efficient management at scale, comprehensive built-in security, a universal application platform, and seamless hybrid cloud experience.

vSphere 6.7 delivers key capabilities to enable IT organizations address the following notable trends that are putting new demands on their IT infrastructure:

  • Explosive growth in quantity and variety of applications, from business critical apps to new intelligent workloads.
  • Rapid growth of hybrid cloud environments and use cases.
  • On-premises data centers growing and expanding globally, including at the Edge.
  • Security of infrastructure and applications attaining paramount importance.

For more information, please refer to https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vmware-vsphere-6-7.html

VMware vCenter 6.7 release is full of new enhancements for the vCenter Server Appliance in all areas. Now customers have more tooling to help with monitoring. The vSphere Client (HTML5) is full of new workflows and closer to feature parity. The vCenter Server Appliance architecture is moving to a simpler deployment model.

For more information, please refer to https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vcenter-server-6-7.html

VMware vSAN 6.7 release offers features and capabilities that enable improved performance, usability and consistency. Significant improvements to the management and monitoring tools are also matched by lower level performance and application consistency improvements. There are a whole bunch of cool enhancements and new features, so let’s create a list of the new features first, and then look at them individually in more detail.

  • HTML-5 User Interface support
  • Native vRealize Operations dashboards in the HTML-5 client
  • Support for Microsoft WSFC using vSAN iSCSI
  • Fast Network Failovers
  • Optimization: Adaptive Resync
  • Optimization: Witness Traffic Separation for Stretched Clusters
  • Optimization: Preferred Site Override for Stretched Clusters
  • Optimization: Efficient Resync for Stretched Clusters
  • New Health Checks
  • Optimization: Enhanced Diagnostic Partition
  • Optimization: Efficient Decomissioning
  • Optimization: Efficient and consistent storage policies
  • 4K Native Device Support
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation

For more information, please refer to https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2018/04/17/whats-new-vmware-vsan-6-7/

vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support Reminder

We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is 19 September 2018.

  • To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 you not only get all the latest capabilities of vSphere but also the latest vSAN release and capabilities.
  • vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5.

For more information on the benefits of upgrading and how to upgrade, visit the VMware vSphere Upgrade Center. For detailed technical guidance, visit vSphere Central and the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool. VMware has extended general support for vSphere 6.5 to a full five years from date of release, which will end on November 15, 2021.

If you require assistance upgrading to a newer version of vSphere, you may contact us for more information. We delivers a comprehensive guide to upgrading your virtual infrastructure including recommendations for planning and testing the upgrade, the actual upgrade itself, validation guidance, and rollback procedures.

Technical Guidance for vSphere 5.5 is available until September 19, 2020 primarily through the self-help portal. During the Technical Guidance phase, VMware will not offer new hardware support, server/client/guest OS updates, new security patches or bug fixes unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit VMware Lifecycle Support Phases.

If you are using vSphere 5.5 or vCloud Suite 5, please contact us with any questions and to begin an upgrade plan.  

 

Happy Chinese New Year 2018

Dear Valued Customers/Partners,

Please be informed that our company will be closed from 15th Feb (Thu) to 21st Feb 2018 (Wed) in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2018 Celebration. Our office will resume as usual on 22nd Feb 2018 (Thu).

We would like to wish all a Happy Chinese New Year 2018 and Happy Holidays! For those who are going back to their hometown, drive safely and have a pleasant journey!

May the holiday season bring much happiness and joy to you and your family. 

From:
Management & Staffs of CLL SYSTEMS Sdn Bhd

It’s Official: Top 10 Virtualization Solution Providers – 2017

We are delighted to announce that we were selected as part of APAC CIO Outlook magazine’s Top 10 Virtualization Solution Providers – 2017.

CIO Outlook is a printed and online technology business magazine that helps inform businesses across Asia Pacific with leading technologies across multiple markets. The following story was run in the Nov 2017 edition of the APAC CIO Outlook magazine.

 

Even though the concept of virtualization was born in the 1960s, it is only in the recent years that it has been democratized. Its perks, however, are still a distant dream for many entities (especially SMBs) due to the significant IT resource and budget required. By assisting SMBs in reaping the benefits of virtualization, a group of certified and experienced IT professionals founded the Malaysia-based CLL Systems. With its diversify solution such as cloud computing, data protection, enterprise server & storage, hyper-converged solutions and professional services, CLL Systems allows organizations to trim their downtimes, increase flexibility, and recommends ways to use hardware more efficiently.

CLL Systems’ cloud portfolio of services encompasses isProtect (known as infrastructure as a service, IaaS), bkProtect (known as backup as a service, BaaS), and drProtect (known as disaster recovery-as-a-service, DRaaS), which can transform an organization’s legacy infrastructure into a virtual infrastructure. “Migrating data centers into the cloud is one of our bigger implementations, and we tie-up with VMware and Veeam for such virtualization and consolidation projects,” mentions Kenny Low, Director, Technical, CLL Systems.

Founded in 2008, CLL Systems has catered to over 500 multi-national and local companies, and public sector organizations so far. But its primary focus has always been SMBs. The company provides end-to-end services that cover every aspect of virtualization starting from design, implementation, migration, to maintenance of server and storage virtualization, virtualization assessments, and desktop virtualization. Also, it ensures that the virtual infrastructures are deployed in lesser time frames and are also cost-effective.

Migrating to virtual infrastructure is a costly bet and involves a lot of risks. “We offer consulting services to mitigate every risk that might come a client’s way. The consulting services focus on strategies, operations, digital transformations, analytics among other aspects for fulfilling customer needs,” enunciates Eric Yeap, Director, Sales & Marketing, CLL Systems.
There is an instance where one of the SMB player, an independent software vendor was operating multiple data centers in Malaysia. Owing to its legacy hardware, the vendor was unable to scale according to its evolving business requirements. The client wanted a data center transformation program and approached CLL Systems for its assistance. CLL Systems initiated a virtualization and server consolidation project for the client, superseding the obsolete hardware with new hardware. CLL Systems also examined the attributes needed for data center consolidation, administration issues, and cost-saving strategies for its customer.

Eric says, “Our commitment and approach towards our customers are what sets us apart.” The consultants and engineers at CLL Systems bring in their wealth of experience to deliver the best of solutions to their customers.
Keeping pace with the evolving trends in the virtualization technology, CLL Systems is gearing up to enhance its virtualization security by dynamically migrating from on-premise virtualization to the cloud. Currently, the company utilizes the virtualization platform to craft its own public cloud solutions to provide service such as IaaS, BaaS, and DRaaS, all through its own data centers supporting business transformation and meet business needs. Moving ahead, CLL Systems anticipates partnering with bigger firms, experienced people, and provide right solutions and technology to deliver an improved customer experience

7 Reasons Not To Renew Legacy Backup

Every day, more and more Legacy Backup customers switch to Veeam®. Why? Because Legacy Backup does not deliver the 24.7.365 Availability today’s businesses demand with the ability to restore any IT service running in the hybrid cloud within seconds and minutes.

Replacing legacy backup is a key enabler of digital transformation, business continuity and increased agility. Veeam dramatically improves attainment of service legal agreements (SLAs), increases reliability and reduces operational complexity resulting in measurable ROI and lower TCO.

Join thousands of others by switching to Veeam and get The Availability solution designed from the ground up to protect applications and data wherever they are – on-premises or in the cloud, on laptops or desktops, virtual machines or physical servers – anywhere!

Check out the Top 7 Reasons NOT to renew your legacy backup solution and switch to Veeam today!

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Top 10 reasons to upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.5

The latest edition of VMware vSphere® has launched sometimes ago – making our industry-leading virtualization platform even more powerful, flexible and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates the digital transformation to cloud computing and success in the digital economy.

vSphere 6.5 supports both existing and next-gen apps through:

  • simplified customer experience for automation and management at scale
  • comprehensive built-in security for protecting data, infrastructure, and access
  • universal app platform for running any app, anywhere
  • proactive data center management to address potential issues before they become serious problems

With vSphere 6.5 customers can now run, manage, connect, and secure their applications in a common operating environment, across clouds and devices.

As a vSphere customer, your free upgrade is available now. vSphere version 6.5 delivers a dramatically simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security and a universal app platform for running any app. Upgrade now to discover how you can:

1. Reduce complexity with vCenter Server Appliance

2. Mitigate risk with VM-level encryption

3. Drive IT automation and business agility with APIs

4. Secure the data center infrastructure with Secure Boot

5. Gain forensic insights and with audit-quality logging

6. Maximize resources in the data center with predictive load balancing

7. Modernize the data center with vSphere® Integrated Containers™

8. Prevent downtime with proactive high availability

9. Streamline management with a HTML5-based user interface

10. Improve IT compliance with Host Profile Management

For more information, you may refer to VMware Upgrade Center.
Contact Us for UPGRADE your VMware vSphere Now!

VMware Upgrade Promotion

For a limited time, get 50% off when you upgrade from vSphere or vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise to vSphere or vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus. You can also upgrade from vSphere Enterprise edition to vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus edition and get 50% off.

Why Upgrade?

The Enterprise Plus editions provide the full range of vSphere features, including Distributed Switch, Host Profiles and Auto Deploy. These new features can improve application availability and performance, helping transform your data centers into dramatically simplified cloud computing environments.

The vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus edition takes vSphere to the next level with intelligent operations and consistent management.

It offers you:

  • Improved IT performance and minimal disruption
  • Intelligent operations from apps to storage
  • Simplified availability and comprehensive visibility
  • Powerful insights that help you manage business needs
  • Automated workload placements and resource optimization
  • More time in your day to focus on strategic tasks

Contact us Today!

Happy 60th Merdeka Celebration to all Malaysians

As Malaysia celebrates its 60th Independence Day, we’d like to wish all our Malaysian a Selamat Hari Merdeka! Hope you’re having an awesome celebration during the Merdeka holidays!

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  2. CLL Systems Sdn Bhd will participate in the Selangor International Expo 14-17 Sept 2017 @ Setia Alam
  3. Gartner names Veeam a LEADER in NEW 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery
  4. It’s official: Veeam is the undisputed industry leader in customer satisfaction
  5. Druva introduces Data Management as a Service and launches Druva Cloud Platform
  6. Office 365 Update for August 2017
  7. Reignite your firewall
  8. VMworld 2017: Day 1 Keynote
  9. NSX Announcements at VMworld 2017
  10. Backup in VMware Cloud on AWS?