Benson Box

Benson box is one of the largest manufacturers of cartons in the UK, operating out of our sites in Leicester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Crewe and Gateshead. The business has grown organically and through acquisition to hit £90M turnover with a focus on hard work, innovation and new technology. With over 250 users on desktops, laptops and hand held devices on the shop floor an IT team of four is headed by IT manager Phil Towersey.

The Challenge
The Solution

MCSA proposed an intuitive and creative plan to implement two VM based HPE blade servers at the Crewe site to spread load and capacity when needed.

With VMWare in place, the IT team unlocked capability to replicate any number of servers from any of the other sites efficiently. Both servers would be visualised to facilitate flexibility, interoperability and hosting of multiple applications and platforms as well as provisioning of further backup servers sites very swiftly.

The Results

The solution could also bolster existing business continuity as the multi-site replication provided for test, development and provisioning of servers without impact on everyday operations. The team could simply direct users towards whichever server location they were not working on at the time

The Benefits


“MCSA has become renowned for appropriate solutions, efficient project ownership and delivery with minimum downtime on transfer. The development and implementation of our concrete DR strategy is yet another example of how MCSA’s technical team has become a trusted extension of our own in house facility.”

Benson Box | Manufacturing


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