"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)
"CACHEBOX was really easy to set up and deploy. At peak times – like the start of a lesson – we can now deliver content at far greater speeds than our bandwidth would previously have allowed."
Keith Stoeber, Sioux Central CSD, USA
"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
"The continuous development, optimisation and firmware upgrades delivered by ApplianSys give us confidence in using the products."
Leerish Ramsurn, BBCWYSE Technology, Mauritius
"We have noticed up to 20% bandwidth savings with CACHEBOX, which saved us money, as it delayed the need to purchase additional bandwidth. We’ve added more services and can now cater for bandwidth intensive content including Facebook, significantly improving our customer experience. We can also handle the high data requirements of software updates, which is important to our business customers."
Adam Yon, SURE South Atlantic (C&W St Helena), Saint Helena

DNSBOX decays Radio Active latency

July 29, 2014
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ApplianSys announced today that South African ISP Radio Active has bought a DNSBOX DNS cache appliance to improve customer satisfaction.

In 2010 the ISP bought a CACHEBOX230 to replace an existing Squid web cache engine. It has since enjoyed significant bandwidth saving and provided a better customer experience.

During a routine network consultation with his ApplianSys Account Manager, Radio Active’s Operations Manager Bill Fordred highlighted issues he experienced with his third party DNS provider which was used to provision customers’ DNS requests:

“We promise customers a stable, cost effective connection to the internet via high-speed fibre & wireless networks. However, we had an increasing number of complaints about slow browsing speeds – especially during peak times – when latency was high and requests were frequently dropped. There was no way of knowing which DNS servers handled customer requests.”

“We simply didn’t have the manpower to effectively handle all the complaints in a timely manner, and knew that trying to figure out the issue with our DNS provider – or possibly asking them to make infrastructural changes would be a long-winded process.”

Bill wanted to deploy a local DNS server to resolve these issues.  Based on his experience of CACHEBOX’s reliability, he deployed a DNSBOX to handle recursive DNS requests.

DNSBOX was really easy to set up and deploy. In terms of reliability and value, it does for my DNS what CACHEBOX did for my bandwidth!” he says.

About

Radio Active Telecommunications is a Wireless Internet Service Provider based in South Africa’s northernmost province. It provides wireless broadband services to hundreds of residential customers, as well as long range data links for corporate network infrastructures.