Public Cloud or On-Premises? Get the Best of Both Worlds and Lower TCO with HPE GreenLake with Cohesity

We are living and working in unprecedented times and ways that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. The operating environment for organizations and their IT teams has dramatically changed, with leaders looking to lower their expenses while running critical IT functions remotely from home. Simplicity and total cost of ownership (TCO) is top-of-mind as enterprise IT leaders are expected to do more with less, particularly when it comes to the management of their most important digital asset—data.

For some, cloud-based solutions can be the answer to streamlining enterprise data management, providing greater flexibility, speed, and agility. But, if not managed carefully, this may result in pricey cloud bills that give IT executives sticker shock. Beyond that, enterprises must also consider security and compliance of data not being housed in your own data center.

An alternative to cloud is keeping all your data and apps on-premises. While boosting privacy and control, data sovereignty, visibility, and security, this approach also has shortcomings. The skilled resources and time needed to efficiently manage and protect data center infrastructure can cause a strain on your IT teams, and force you and your staff to focus on day-to-day routine tasks involved in keeping the lights on.

Should your enterprise have to choose between flexibility and cost? Or agility and control? We don’t think so. That’s why Cohesity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are excited to announce that Cohesity is now available through the HPE GreenLake as-a-service consumption model. 

Modern, Pay-As-You-Go Model for Data Management

For the first time, your organization can take advantage of Cohesity’s industry-leading data management capabilities and HPE’s proven infrastructure, in the modern pay-as-you-go* consumption model that HPE GreenLake provides. You can now get the-best-of-both worlds with a flexible, cloud-like data management experience, while still maintaining privacy and control of your on-premises data — all with lower TCO.

HPE GreenLake with Cohesity is consumption-based* data management in your data center, at the edge, or in a co-location facility for worry-free backup, disaster recovery, file and object services, agile dev/test, analytics, and archiving across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. You enjoy all the benefits of our efficient, enterprise-class Cohesity DataPlatform offered in a flexible, pay-as-you-go experience that simplifies how you manage, protect, and derive insights from your non-latency sensitive data and solve mass data fragmentation.

Improve Business Agility While Lowering TCO

HPE GreenLake with Cohesity gives you the agility of a cloud-based solution by aligning your IT costs to business outcomes. Get billed monthly for your usage* and avoid any up-front costs, lowering your TCO. Quickly adapt to changing business needs by adding capacity on demand, paying only for what you need today,* and avoiding wasted spend due to overprovisioning.

HP Greenlake flexibility on demand

Simplify IT While Retaining Control 

This agility doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice visibility and control. HPE GreenLake with Cohesity allows you to keep your data in your environment so you can reap cloud benefits without losing privacy and control. Fulfill performance guarantees and adhere to strict security, compliance, and SLA requirements with ease. Having HPE as a single trusted source for the entire Cohesity–HPE solution greatly simplifies procurement and support. And you don’t have to wait for months to add increased capacity, upgrades, or add-ons. The HPE team plans for buffer capacity which you can begin to use in days with a simple change order.


Cloud-like experience on-premises with HPE Greenlake

For a true hands-free experience, you can optionally consume Cohesity data management as-a-service by leveraging GreenLake Managed Services. Outsource the deployment and management of day-to-day routine activities involved in keeping the lights on and allow your IT team to focus on more strategic initiatives, making them true partners to the business.

Choose a Proven Partner to Back You Up

HPE GreenLake with Cohesity includes access to the skilled resources and expertise of the HPE PointNext Services team who act as the single point of contact for support and capacity planning of your non-latency sensitive data management infrastructure. We help to gather your unique requirements; helps you choose the right solution for your needs; configures, sizes, delivers, and installs the solution at the location of your choice—in your data center, at the edge, or in a co-location facility.

We also measure and monitor your use through the consumption analytics portal—a single interface that gives you complete visibility and control of your usage through personalized dashboards, customizable alerts, and self-service reporting. Get the insights your organization needs to optimize usage and costs based on rule-based thresholds, and plan capacity ahead of demand. When needed, HPE team works closely with Cohesity technical resources through a collaborative support model to ensure you have a superior customer support experience.

Do more with less by leveraging HPE GreenLake with Cohesity for your data management needs.

Enjoy a cloud-like experience, on-prem.


To evaluate how the HPE GreenLake with Cohesity solution will work for your enterprise data management needs, Contact Us.

New Options For Your Sophos XG Firewall

With Sophos XG Firewall v18, there are a variety of great upgrade options that you can take advantage of to significantly enhance your network protection, performance, and management capabilities.

Protection upgrades

Do you have Sophos Sandstorm Protection?  It’s a must-have.

Sandstorm Protection is available as an add-on subscription and is also part of our “Plus” bundles: EnterpriseGuard Plus and FullGuard Plus. If you don’t currently have Sandstorm as part of your license, reach out to us for a quote – it costs a lot less than you might think. In fact, we’ve made this ultra-important protection extremely affordable to ensure everyone can benefit from it.

You can quickly check if you already have the Sandstorm license for your XG Firewall: in the console, go to the Administration > Licensing tab to be sure. If you don’t have this protection, make sure you subscribe as soon as possible. It provides critically important threat protection against today’s ransomware and other advanced threats.

The Threat Meter provides at-a-glance threat analysis results.


If you already have Sophos Sandstorm Protection, you should upgrade to v18 as soon as possible to take advantage of the critical new protection technologies included in the enhanced Sandstorm subscription at no extra charge. The new AI-powered static threat intelligence analysis greatly expands on the zero-day threat protection that Sandstorm provides. It uses multiple machine-learning models to render a verdict in seconds and convict never-seen-before ransomware and other attacks BEFORE they get on the network. It also adds in-depth reporting on suspicious and malicious files entering the network that no one should be without.

For new customers purchasing and deploying an XG Firewall for the first time, ensure that you can take advantage of this great multi-layer protection from the start by purchasing one of the Sophos Plus bundles (EnterpriseProtect Plus or TotalProtect Plus).

XG series upgrades and TLS inspection

Last year, we introduced the new XG 86(w) and 106(w) models with added RAM to the XG series lineup to be ready for XG Firewall v18 and all the new capabilities it provides. If you have any locations running older XG 85/105 models, now is the perfect time to refresh to a newer model and take advantage of all the great new capabilities in v18.

With the new streamlined encrypted traffic inspection with TLS 1.3 support in the new Xstream architecture, now may also be a great time to refresh aging hardware to take full advantage of the new visibility and protection you can get with XG Firewall v18 by enabling TLS inspection on important traffic flows. TLS inspection is critically important to take full advantage of the Sandstorm Threat Intelligence features mentioned above, since many files are now downloaded over encrypted connections.

Sophos Central

Sophos Central management and reporting for XG Firewall is free for all XG Firewall customers and partners. In addition to the free reporting capability, we recently announced the option for customers to extend their firewall reporting storage to dramatically increase their historical reporting options by housing up to a year’s worth of firewall log data in the cloud for instant access via the flexible new reporting tools in Sophos Central.

Make sure you have all the storage you need by checking out our convenient storage calculator. It’s extremely affordable, and having all your network traffic data in Sophos Central is super convenient with all the flexible reporting options it provides.

Working remotely

For customers and organizations working remotely, we have a couple of important reminders.  First, we are now approaching one million installations of our free Sophos Connect VPN client and recently announced the EAP for v2 with SSL VPN support on Windows platforms. Sophos is unique among firewall vendors, as we offer unlimited free remote access VPN connections that other vendors would most certainly charge you extra for.

Next, we’ve also recently announced XG Firewall support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) for organizations that may be migrating to or utilizing additional infrastructure in the cloud.  Ensure any cloud infrastructure is properly secured with XG Firewall, which now supports both AWS and Azure.

Working from home or remotely has never been easier with XG Firewall.


For more information or to request a demo, contact us.

Cohesity Accredited Installation Professional in Malaysia

We are excited to announce that two engineers in CLL Systems Sdn Bhd have achieved certification to be recognized as a COHESITY ACCREDITED INSTALLATION PROFESSIONAL in Malaysia.

We are extremely proud to obtain such achievement and we will stay focused on our vision, mission and goals for future improvements to meet the expectations of our employees, customers, partners and of the whole society.



Ready to Learn More? Contact us to discuss Cohesity solutions for your organization.


It’s official! We are so proud and excited to announce that CLL Systems Sdn Bhd is now a member of Veeam Software Accredited Service Provider program (VASP) in Malaysia. This partnership recognizes our high level of certifications and our ability to design projects, implement and support Veeam product portfolio. Thank you to our team of specialists for making it possible!

This certificate confirms that CLL Systems Sdn Bhd meets all requirements for, and is a member of, the Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP) in Malaysia. 

Veeam is the global leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise Veeam HyperAvailability Platform is the most complete solution to help customers on the journey to automating data
management and ensuring the Hyper-Availability of data.
The VASP program identifies an elite list of delivery partners who possess the technical skills to deliver value-added
and reliable professional services for Veeam product portfolio implementations. This accreditation is issued only to
those with the highest Veeam solution expertise level and at Veeam’s discretion.

The VASP program is designed to:

  • Help accelerate the time to value (TTV) and return on investment (ROI) of Veeam solutions through a global network of highly-skilled and certified technical services delivery partners
  • Ensure that high-quality professional services are delivered to Veeam customers, validated against the latest technical best practices

The VASP program member does not officially represent Veeam or Veeam Professional Services, but their technicalskills are recognized and monitored to help ensure the highest quality of the professional services they deliver around Veeam solutions

Please feel free to contact us for more information.