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Veidekke ASA Cloud Backup

“With Office 365 native capabilities, we could get a site collection back within a day or two by logging a service request, but it wasn’t possible to restore at a more granular level. With AvePoint Cloud Backup we can restore at all levels in minutes.”

- Jonas Schimmele,IT Manager, Veidekke ASA

Oslo, Norway
Construction and civil engineering
Office 365
  •  Granular backup of production data in OneDrive, SharePoint, and Office 365 Groups
AvePoint Cloud Backup


  •  Able to restore granular level data below the site collection level
  •  Improved time required to restore data from days to minutes
  •  Doubled the amount of backups per day while extending their retention from 30 days to a year


Founded in 1936 with an annual revenue exceeding $3 billion (US), Veidekke ASA is the largest Norwegian construction and civil engineering company and the fourth largest in Scandinavia. Veidekke's core activities include construction, property development, civil engineering and consulting, industrial operations, and road maintenance.


Veidekke ASA was an early adopter of Office 365, moving to the enterprise collaboration platform in 2013. This has created a secure, common collaboration environment for their employees.

In 2017, new data retention requirements prompted the company’s IT management to evaluate supplementing Office 365’s out-of-the-box backup capabilities.

Specifically, Veidekke ASA need to retain about 10 TB of backup data for OneDrive, SharePoint and Office 365 Groups longer than 30 days. The company also needed to quickly restore granular data such as lists, libraries, folders, documents, document versions, mail boxes and calendars.

“With Office 365 native capabilities, we could get a site collection back within a day or two by logging a service request, but it wasn’t possible to restore at a more granular level,” said Jonas Schimmele, IT Manger, Veidekke ASA. “With AvePoint Cloud Backup we can restore at all levels in minutes.”

After testing multiple solutions, AvePoint Cloud Backup was determined to be the most complete cloud to cloud backup solution and the only one meeting Veidekke ASA’s requirements.


With AvePoint Cloud Backup, Veidekke ASA is running automatic backups four times a day and retaining up to 24TB of data for a year.

The production data is securely backed up in AvePoint’s scalable Azure storage using Microsoft Azure Key Vault Encryption.

In addition to faster data restoration, AvePoint Cloud Backup also allows the Veidekke ASA IT team to build business rules and filters to quickly choose how and where they would like to store data item by item. They can even perform out-of-place restores with granular objects or content and restore data to a location other than its original location.

Veidekke has also been pleased with Cloud Backup’s ease of use and the level of support provided by AvePoint.

“The new interface is very intuitive and easy to use,” said Jonas Schimmele. “The solution delivers what we expected and AvePoint’s technical support team has been very friendly and provided a quick response to my questions.”


With AvePoint Cloud Backup services, Veidekke ASA now has a backup solution they can rely on as well as a primary platform for collaboration.


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