CACHEBOX follows a set of rules to determine which content to cache and when to delete objects from storage. These rules have been optimised to deliver great performance, but we’ve also developed smart features for those occasions when you could benefit from breaking the rules.
Cache when and what you need
Relieve Peak Traffic with Pre-caching
To take advantage of your internet connection during quiet periods, you can schedule CACHEBOX to visit a URL at a specific time and cache the content it finds there so that it can be served locally when your users need it. Pre-caching can help reduce delays during busy periods, such as at the start of lessons, and improve internet access speeds at no extra cost.
You can control how often CACHEBOX checks for changes on the original site to refresh its local copy and set limits for the amount of data it downloads. To help you schedule jobs effectively, CACHEBOX produces graphical reports showing usage statistics on a daily basis.
So, if you know that users will be checking certain websites on a daily basis, you can refresh objects in the cache before the first user visits the website. Teachers can download web content that is central to their lesson plans the day before to avoid wasting valuable lesson time.
Protect cached ‘priority’ content from automatic deletion
CACHEBOX maximises bandwidth savings by ensuring that you always have storage capacity for the most popular content. It achieves this by regularly checking for content that hasn’t been requested recently and removing it from storage.
Where you have a very small internet connection or are dealing with particularly large files, there may be crucial content that you never want to be ‘cleaned’ from your cache, regardless of whether or not it has been recently requested.
With CACHEBOX you can specify a portion of CACHEBOX’s disk storage to be reserved for ‘static content’ that is protected from automatic removal. This is useful when you want to store certain content permanently. You can cache and protect large files that are only accessed once per term. Similarly, specific online videos can be downloaded and saved to a customisable video portal for access at any preferred time.
ApplianSys works with leading educational content providers to store their specific content effectively. To cater for cases where the focus is solely on that content, we offer SSD-only based CACHEBOX models for maximum performance.