"When the reports show how much we're saving at peak times, I'm reminded, 'these are times where people would have been suffering', instead they are getting great performance."
Tim White, Webb City R7 Schools
"The CACHEBOX has absolutely solved our problem - we were expecting something like 20% bandwidth savings, but the CACHEBOX well exceeded my expectations!"
Karl Childress Information Technology Manager, BC School District 47 (Powell River)
"We have a 70 Mbps connection, and the CACHEBOX is currently showing us a savings of 11.74 Mbps"
Jim Bingham, Franklin Pierce University
"Since rolling CACHEBOX out, we have had no negative feedback from the teachers at all, no complaints about the speed or filtering..."
Philip Pearce, Strategic Technical Manager, E2BN, UK
"CACHEBOX might be one of the greatest things ever. Even when everyone in a class is downloading, everything seems lightning fast"
Vernon Young, Director of Technology, Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh

Caching the Un-cacheable: Video

CDNs-smMost School Network Managers would agree that caching can help them manage the growing demand from teachers to use bandwidth-intensive video content in the classroom. Because video traffic does not behave like simple HTTP web pages, some caching solutions struggle to deal with the complexity.

CACHEBOX has the intelligence to deal with this modern traffic:

Issues with video caching

CACHEBOX is the solution

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) – many video sharing websites store the same content at multiple URLs. Many caching solutions treat each URL as unique content, so do not serve content from cache.

CACHEBOX’s video extensions solve this problem; it locates and serves video site content by identifying the underlying video object – regardless of which server it is requested from.

Rule changes – even if a caching solution can handle CDNs, websites like YouTube often change the rules for presenting their content which can break caching mechanisms.

To keep up with rule changes, ApplianSys engineers continually update CACHEBOX’s CDN caching mechanisms. These updates are applied automatically to our customers’ CACHEBOXes via ‘sub-system updates.’

User behaviour – changing a video’s resolution, skipping forward and using other video controls can confuse a cache into storing multiple segments of a video that are not likely to be requested again.

CACHEBOX storage doesn’t get filled up with video fragments that have little chance of ever being served again.

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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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