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Customer Story: Glencore Coal Assets Australia


Easy to manage, all-in-one data protection


Business Needs

With extensive operations across multiple sites and data growth of up to 25% a year, Glencore Coal Assets Australia sought to modernise with cost-effective, easy-to-manage data protection. They wanted to shrink the backup window and replace a legacy solution that risked a single point of failure with proven, reliable and high-performing data protection.

Business Results


  • 49:1 deduplication rate
  • 100% backups completed in 8 hours, 99% in 4 hours
  • 95-99% successful backups
  • 5TB of data restored in 4 hours


Solutions at a glance


  • Dell EMC PowerProtect appliances
  • Dell EMC Data Protection Suite
  • Dell EMC ECS Enterprise


“This was a strong collaboration between Data#3 and Dell Technologies that enabled the customer to upgrade their existing environment to a solution that would ensure high-level protection, storage and growth for the next five years.”

Ben Egan, Group IT Team Manager for Glencore Coal Assets Australia


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