Helping Enable Volac’s growth

“We chose Egton because of the people. Their engineers, pre sales and account managers are exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced. They have real-life knowledge that they apply to Volac’s advantage. We appreciate their honesty. They are upfront in telling us if something is not possible. They draw on their experience to advise us on how we might do things differently. To us, Egton are all about applying first-class technological skills in a business environment.”

- Group head of IT, Volac

Managing growth

Volac - a leader in the application of dairy nutrition products - chose Egton to aid its plans for significant growth during the next three years. Already employing approximately 300 staff - across nine manufacturing sites throughout the UK and several others in a variety of countries - Volac is a family run business that turns over in excess of £200M.

In order to achieve this growth, the scalability and reliability of technology is an important component. Egton has been selected by Volac as its key network infrastructure technology partner to enable Volac to achieve their targets. Egton’s advice, delivery capabilities in networking technologies and ability to provide round-the-clock support after implementation was a key differentiator for Volac in choosing to work with Egton.

Multiple Solutions

Egton is Volac’s trusted advisor, both for consultancy/project design, delivery implementation, project management and 24/7 support for the network infrastructure. Egton currently provides specialist helpdesk and on-site support maintenance to the Volac infrastructure, which is predominately based on an end-to-end Cisco design. The Cisco technologies in use include routing and switching, IP Telephony, Network Security, TelePresence and Wireless.

Egton are also advising and aiding Volac to migrate their core data centre function away from an on-premise deployment to an IaaS and Cloud hosting provider, allowing Volac to grow quickly and easily to accommodate the projected business growth.

Looking to the future

Egton is also helping Volac design and implement a Cisco Unified Access solution to upscale the wireless network to the latest one network, one policy, one management platform. This solution is the foundation to support increased bandwidth utilisation and management of devices connected to this network, whilst ensuring the highest levels of network uptime in a production environment.

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