"CACHEBOX seems to work straight through any CDN changes and we don’t notice any downtime."
Ray Taylor, CEO, Taylor Communications, New Zealand
"The unit was not difficult to deploy and it only took about an hour before CACHEBOX was beginning to serve cached content."
Ray Taylor, CEO, Taylor Communications, New Zealand
"The security, reliability, ease of management and solid state storage show that this device fits our needs"
Ben Pielstick, Humboldt Unified School District, USA
"I was the only person who could make changes on our old DNS solution but now customers can manage their own DNS space."
Paul Schuur, Senior Consultant, Qwise BV, Netherlands
"The simple web interface has enabled domain owners to make their own changes, allowing IT staff to focus attention elsewhere"
John Calisi, IT Manager of Operations, Tennessee Board of Regents, USA

CACHEBOX appears on Oprah!

August 25, 2016
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Gauteng, South Africa, has purchased a CACHEBOX solution to help save bandwidth and improve browsing experience for its students.

The academy is home to over 400 students and 150 staff members. Its 40Mbps bandwidth connection caters for around 700 school-owned devices.
Network Manager Mark Nwangang was concerned about how to tackle several hours of network congestion each day:

During class time, teachers directed students to specific video and other media-rich content. When this content was requested simultaneously, it quickly saturated the bandwidth and slowed browsing speeds. This led to wasted classroom time.

Even after school hours, residential students would access various social media sites to stay connected with friends and family. Traffic from these sites also led to congested bandwidth.

Mark knew the bandwidth was insufficient, but wanted to avoid an expensive upgrade. He saw caching as a sensible alternative and installed open source caching software on a general purpose server to store and serve popular content locally.

However, being unsupported, it quickly proved difficult to maintain: Manually keeping the software up to date was tedious and time consuming. Moreover it didn’t alleviate the congestion problem.

Mark decided to look for an affordable, supported caching solution that was simpler to use, and found CACHEBOX was ideal. Pleased with its track record of high performance caching in schools and easy, intuitive management interface, Mark decided to deploy a CACHEBOX230 in the school’s network to handle all content requested from the devices.

Roger Clark, ApplianSys Head of Sales for CACHEBOX, comments: “CACHEBOX has been designed over 15 years with schools for school traffic – and is priced to be affordable on a school budget. Its intuitive interface makes initial configuration and ongoing management quick and easy.”

“More and more school-specific content is delivered via HTTPS – and CACHEBOX makes it easy for schools to deal with this. Its HTTPS caching can save bandwidth in school networks with a large amount of HTTPS traffic by caching content from specific education online resources and popular social media sites.”

About
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (http://www.owla.co.za/) based in Henley on Klip, in the Gauteng province of South Africa, opened its doors in January 2007. Ms. Winfrey, through personal donations, contributed more than 40 million dollars toward the Academy’s creation.