"CACHEBOX has saved us money as it delayed the need to purchase additional bandwidth"

Adam Yon, C&W St Helena Networks Manager

"We advertised our caching capability to potential customers. It helped us stand out in the market place and win more business, a lot more business."

Gregory Eid, Managing Director at Teledata ICT, Ghana

"ApplianSys maximizes Return on Investment. We are fully satisfied with CACHEBOX."

Kamal Essalai, CEO, West Africa Telecom (AirLink sarl), Liberia

"With the ApplianSys solution we make significant savings on our internet access, it's almost a third of what we were paying previously. For a region this size that's a saving of £35,000 per year."

Patrick Kirk, Network Manager, Leeds City Council, UK

"We’ve seen 20-30% bandwidth savings – that means we’ll have the ability to expand the network as we add new sites in future"

Juan Hernandez, IT Infrastructure Manager, Grupo Alcione, Mexico

"We have not had to upgrade our Internet connection since we have gained 25% extra ‘free’ bandwidth. We’ve saved around $3,000 per month at current Zimbabwe Internet prices."

Jeff Klancke, ICT Director, Harare International School, Zimbabwe

Web Caching Quickly Pays for Itself

Investment in a cache is usually easy to justify:

  • Where bandwidth saving is a key driver and extra bandwidth is moderately expensive or worse, a quick calculation demonstrates the benefit in simple cash terms. Rapid payback often makes it a no-brainer.
  • If user experience is the issue rather than bandwidth per se, then calculating the benefits in money terms is more complicated, but a compelling case based on other measures is often obvious.

Bandwidth savings translate directly into financial benefits as they allow you to a) use less bandwidth on a metered connection, b) delay bandwidth upgrades or c) fit more users onto existing connections.

Say you use 10Gb per month at a cost of $500 per Gb,  your monthly cost is $5000. You estimate that 30% of your content is cacheable so:

Savings = $5000 x (30/100) = $1500 per month.

With CACHEBOX, you’d see payback in just a few months and save $18,000 per year thereafter.

When user experience is the key driver, there will often be metrics which establish compelling reasons for investment:

  • A school will see less wasted lesson time giving teachers the confidence to use online learning resources in the classroom. You’ll spend less time dealing with bandwidth related support issues, improve your user satisfaction rate and gain the bandwidth to support 1:1 (student:computer) schemes.
  • For ISPs, in addition to bandwidth savings, you can typically provide a speed increase for customers of around 20-50%. An increase of this magnitude leads to increased customer satisfaction, reduced churn-rate, lower marketing costs and an opportunity to increase Average Revenue Per User (ARPU).
  • In an enterprise, with drastically increased download speeds you’ll see enhanced employee productivity, spend less time dealing with bandwidth related support issues and improve your user satisfaction rate.

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Because CACHEBOX is versatile and scalable, our customers around the world come in all shapes and sizes. ISPs, education authorities, blue-chip multi-nationals, public sector bodies, small businesses, shipping fleets and hotels get more out of their bandwidth with CACHEBOX.

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