Both physical and IT infrastructures helped to build a desalination plant that can produce up to 150 gigalitres a year and Sydney’s Salt Pan Creek railway underbridge.

Australian construction and heavy equipment firm Tutt Bryant Group had experience when it came to machinery but needed to lay a new foundation to help build its future IT infrastructure.

Customer data is vital to Tutt Bryant’s operations. It needed to keep its day-to-day operational and customer data secure, and to make sure it was recoverable quickly in the event of disaster.

An up-to-date, tailored-made integrated system across all its Australian locations and departments would also help to simplify its partner relationships.


“We have limited resources within our IT team, and our relationship with Datacom allows us access to a wealth of expertise and resources when we need to supplement what we already have. Our relationship with Datacom has gone from strength to strength, and we subsequently employed them to replace our firewalls, and deploy Mimecast for our email security and archiving. We have recently expanded this further to build us a new SharePoint Intranet site, manage an existing SharePoint site, and develop a roadmap for Office 365.”

Justin Wysiecki, former infrastructure manager, now CIO, Tutt Bryant


To run Tutt Bryant’s data centre facilities and disaster recovery sites across Australia, new Dell-EMC servers, running a VMware hypervisor, Nimble Storage arrays, on Cisco networking infrastructure were installed.

A secure backup system built on CommVault was also created, which helped to migrate Tutt Bryant’s applications onto the new platform. This included using Zerto, an all-in-one IT resilience platform, to manage the failover within the Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution. Both of these systems were provided on flexible and commercial terms, to suit the way Tutt Bryant wished to buy its services.

This new IT infrastructure reduced the company’s recovery time objective (RTO) from days to just four hours. Reports now took 10 seconds to run, down from a minute and half.

Tutt Bryant’s systems are now not only easier to operate, but are significantly simpler, more robust, and more efficient. Dealing with a single partner, who provided a single service end-to-end, has not only produced a high quality, scalable solution, but taken the workload off Tutt Bryant’s internal ICT teams. Its vital data is not only safer and easier to access on its cloud platform, but future-proofed to scale with the business as it grows.

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