"CACHEBOX has resulted in internet-based lessons that now run smoothly."
Jeff Klancke, Harare International School, Zimbabwe
"CACHEBOX really helps with latency issues and solves the problems that bandwidth alone cannot..."
John Day, Pacific Data Systems, Guam, USA
"Working with ApplianSys has been a joy...the team were very responsive to our needs, very easy to work with and delivered."
Chief Network Architect, Leading Hollywood Studio, USA
"CACHEBOX is incredibly easy to use. It takes very little maintenance, which is extremely important ..."
Dustin Rowe, Ronan School District 30, USA
"Our High School is getting around 35% request hit ratio. It looks very good."
Mariano Marin-Gomez, Director of Technology, Lindbergh Schools District, Missouri

Cache-rich sultans enjoy faster web

September 23, 2019

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Bagdad Unified School District (USD), Arizona, has purchased a CACHEBOX solution to eliminate bandwidth congestion and speed up web browsing.

With an open network policy and hosting over 750 devices for students and staff, the district’s 300Mbps connection was routinely congested by huge software files from Apple, Windows and Microsoft. As a result, web browsing was slow and unreliable, leading teachers to swamp IT staff with support requests.

With plans to introduce more interactive media content and further invest in e-learning platforms for its Maths and English programs (Rosettastone, MathXL, Accellerated reading and maths), Network Administrator Gary Cummins was concerned the district’s link would not be able to cope with additional demand.

Gary applied for cache funding via the federal E-Rate programme and secured the ideal solution with CACHEBOX.

Once deployed, CACHEBOX’s impact was immediate. By offloading more than 21GB of software updates it took the strain off the WAN, freeing up capacity for congestion-free access to other content. And by serving updates directly over the LAN at faster LAN speeds, CACHEBOX delivers them many times faster.

“Since deployment, over 65% of Microsoft and Windows software updates are now served directly from cache – freeing up enough capacity to meet additional classroom demand,” says CACHEBOX Consultant Ilaria Mancinelli.


Bagdad Unified School District is situated on Sultan Drive, Bagdad, in a small copper mining community in the high deserts of Arizona. The district caters for 410 students at its 2 schools – elementary and combined junior high / high school. Because of its unique location, the district is nicknamed ‘Home of the Sultans’ and well known across the town for its symbolic Sultan mascot.
Recognised for its academic performance, the district is committed to exploiting learning technologies and online resources.