The Business Challenge
Geotrim’s geospatial solutions are changing the way people, businesses and global governments work.
The solutions include customised technology, systems, software and real-time communication that connect data in the field to people in the office, enabling organisations to collect and analyze data faster and easier. Informed decisionmaking results in increased safety, productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Data drives Geotrim’s solutions; therefore, service level agreements (SLAs) with customers are based on data being available when they need it, which is around the clock.
“Customers require access to their data every second of every day”, said Jukka Kokkola, ICT Expert at Geotrim. “If it’s not available, they can’t extract the precise information required for decision-making”.
Geotrim’s challenge was ensuring data availability. Slow backup and recovery put availability at risk, which put SLAs at risk. In Geotrim’s case, SLAs do more than specify levels of service for customers. They also help protect lives.
Geotrim contacted Onrego Ltd., a leading Finnish provider of digitalisation and cloud services. Kalle Rissanen, Senior Advisor at Onrego, said there was only one solution suitable for Geotrim.
“Veeam is the only real, enterprise-ready availability solution on the market”, he said. “We recommended Veeam to Geotrim for the same reason we recommend it to all of our customers: Veeam is the best there is”.
The Veeam Solution
Veeam and Onrego deliver data nonstop so Geotrim can meet SLAs with customers.
“Our geospatial data helps customers streamline workflows, both in the office and in the field,” Kokkola said. “Geospatial data helps them make well-informed decisions that optimise productivity while protecting employees”.
Two of the industries that rely heavily on geospatial solutions are government and construction.
As governments improve and rebuild their civil infrastructures, one of their biggest concerns is the location of underground natural gas pipelines. There are enormous hazards in not knowing where and how deeply pipelines are buried. Without accurate, readily available geospatial data, catastrophic explosions and damage are likely. The number of people that could be killed and businesses that could be destroyed is unimaginable.
The construction industry relies heavily on geospatial solutions too. Data on job sites is shared with contractors so they make smart decisions, track results and finish construction projects on time and on budget.
Veeam and Onrego also protect Geotrim’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which keeps track of 10,000 customers, and Microsoft Office 365, which safeguards all data in SharePoint, Exchange and OneDrive.
“Veeam restored our ERP system minutes after a software update went horribly wrong”, Kokkola said. “If we hadn’t been using Veeam, it would have taken us days to rebuild the ERP system, and the business would have suffered”.
Geotrim was Onrego’s first client to deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Veeam has already helped Geotrim recover SharePoint documents used by the sales team for new business, preventing important customers details from being lost and saving the team thousands of hours recreating the documents.
“We advise all of our clients to use Veeam”, Rissanen said. “Microsoft offers a wide array of powerful services within Office 365, but comprehensive backup and recovery of Office 365 data isn’t one of them. There are too many incidences where hackers steal Exchange email addresses and sell them on the black market. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is great at reducing the risk of cyber crime. It’s better to be safe than sorry”.
- Ensures geospatial data is always available to meet customers’ SLAs
“We help customers incorporate geospatial solutions into their operations for increased productivity, greater safety and better business value”, Kokkola said. “We can’t do what we do without Veeam and Onrego”.
- Recovers Geotrim’s ERP system quickly to maintain business continuity
In the event of an emergency, Veeam recovers Geotrim’s ERP system in minutes, which is invaluable for business efficiency and continuity.
- Helps protect SharePoint and employees’ mailboxes from cyber crime
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates Geotrim’s risk of losing access and control of its Office 365 data, including SharePoint documents used by the sales team and employee mailboxes.