"CACHEBOX does what it was designed for without any problems. It's very easy to deploy and manage and our users would recommended it for any school."
Stuart Jones, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, UK
"CACHEBOX works to maximise the bandwidth that schools get. So it's like getting extra bandwidth at no extra cost."
Alex Tin, Belmont Charter School, USA
"The user interface is really intuitive"
Louis Webb, Nueces Canyon CISD
"Our High School is getting around 35% request hit ratio. It looks very good."
Mariano Marin-Gomez, Director of Technology, Lindbergh Schools District, Missouri
"With CACHEBOX we make significant savings on our internet access, it's almost a third of what we were paying previously"
Patrick Kirk, Network Manager, Leeds City Council, UK

Save Bandwidth, Save Money

how-caching-save-bw-small2By serving web pages to your users from a local web cache, you need to fetch less data from the internet, saving you bandwidth and money.

With intelligent caches like CACHEBOX, this also applies to the video and interactive learning content that your teachers want to use more of in the classroom. It further applies to the software updates, which can drain your bandwidth when all the devices in your computer lab are being updated.

Bandwidth savings translate into money in different ways in different organisations:

  • No need to upgrade to a higher bandwidth connection
  • Direct cost savings on metered connections: less data traffic = lower bills
  • Ability to support more users (perhaps for a 1:1 scheme) without increasing capacity

Teachers want to direct students to online educational content at the start of a lesson, but often abandon their lesson plans when students try to simultaneously access content and the network grinds to a halt.

Upgrading to higher bandwidth capacity may help. But most schools find that demand quickly grows to fill the new capacity as teachers who previously avoided using online resources in the classroom find them usable once more. Soon your new capacity is routinely congested again.

‘Peak’ demand at a school can easily be 4 times the average – leading to short (but frustrating) spells of congestion. Buying enough bandwidth to cater for these traffic spikes is not sensible or cost-effective.

The amount of bandwidth saved by caching varies depending on the context. Most schools/Education Authorities see savings above 35%, depending on the mix of traffic in their network.

Getting more out of your existing bandwidth – and the money saved as a result – is the #1 driver for using a cache in many cases. Often a simple Return on Investment calculation demonstrates a payback in months and makes it a “no-brainer”.

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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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