CACHEBOX Sioux-perb for 1:1
ApplianSys announced today that Sioux Central Community Schools District, in Iowa, USA has bought a CACHEBOX solution to relieve bandwidth congestion in its network.
With a 1:1 scheme in place, the district’s 35Mbps internet link was frequently saturated, preventing teachers from completing the web-based lessons that 1:1 enables. Network Administrator at Sioux Central, Keith Stoeber’s top challenge was to deal with the key cause of congestion: YouTube videos and Microsoft/Apple software updates.
The district’s internet provider – Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency – recommended evaluating CACHEBOX with a two week deployment. The results confirmed CACHEBOX was the ideal solution.
During evaluation, CACHEBOX served content at far greater speeds than the district’s bandwidth would previously have allowed: regularly peaking at over 140Mbps.
Head of CACHEBOX Sales, Roger Clark comments: “CACHEBOX handles the troublesome elements of modern traffic – Youtube, Apple and Windows updates – extremely well. Even with Sioux Central’s 1:1 environment, students were able to access video and other large files at much faster speeds – including days on which Microsoft and Apple updates were being downloaded.”
At the end of the evaluation, CACHEBOX was removed from the network and Keith began receiving complaints about the network performance once again: “I immediately placed an order for a permanent CACHEBOX solution,” says Keith, “until then, I’ll be leaving my phone on silent!”
Sioux Central Community School District was consolidated in 1993 and has a population of 613 pupils and 53 staff members. Its internet link is provided by Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA), one of the 9 AEAs that service the state’s public schools network.