Owned by SENAAT, the UAE’s largest industrial conglomerate, Emirates Steel is the only
integrated steel plant in the UAE, utilizing the latest rolling mill technology to produce
rebar, wire rod and heavy sections. The company routinely invests in expansions in the areas
of processing, manufacturing and information technology, ensuring a regular flow of
financial data, shipment information, procurement orders and HR records permeating local
Data records date back to the establishment of Emirates Steel in 1998, preceding rapid growth
from a simple re-roller of imported steel billets to a complex integrated manufacturing
plant, producing at a capacity of 3.5 million MTPA by 2012 following two major
Securing a holistic, accessible and protected platform for data management and recovery
across the company was essential for a business that handles large amounts of critical data
for day-to-day operations, transactions and confidential corporate information.
Positioned as an efficient and competitive producer of finished steel products as well as a
continuously growing and diversifying business within the industry, Emirates Steel required
a data storage and recovery solution that would provide seamless access to vast amounts of
data as well as a streamlined platform that would ensure simple local management.
Emirates Steel wanted a data management solution that would provide scalability and ease of
integration, independent of the infrastructure in use.
It also wanted it to be available in flexible bundles enabling it to adhere to local
compliance requirements. Following an extensive search for the solution that would meet its
requirements, Emirates Steel found a suitable solution in Commvault.
A key requirement of Emirates Steel was ensuring that the solution featured SAP MaxDB
support, which was part of the broad SAP coverage in Commvault’s Data Platform.
“We are doing an entire backup of SAP ERP data, as well as the files for each server
by every user across all our separate departments. This document library, which contains
extremely confidential information and acts as our central depository, was growing so large
that it was becoming inefficient. The solution provided by Commvault introduced a new
milestone for effective data storage, allowing us to free up 60% of space previously
occupied by redundant data,” commented Mohammed Azam, IT Infrastructure Head at