CACHEBOX: elevates, educates and accommodates
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that, thanks to deploying a CACHEBOX420, Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) no longer worries about data-heavy software updates disrupting classes.
CUSD is an Apple flagship customer in southern California. However, the district’s internet connection was routinely congested with operating system software updates. Despite all 6,500 students exclusively using Apple products, its existing Apple caching system was only able to serve 50% of their software updates. These updates were clogging the district’s bandwidth connection and leaving teachers unable to deliver their lesson plans.
Apple had been unable to find a simple and effective technical solution that would resolve Claremont’s connectivity issues.
ApplianSys recognised that a CACHEBOX420 would resolve this district’s connectivity issues by serving data-heavy computer updates for all the school district’s 10 school sites from the local network at LAN speed. In fact, after deployment, Claremont’s network administrator reported that the CACHEBOX420 used 93% less bandwidth during the last round of Windows updates.
The school district is regularly seeing 70% of content served from cache and has reported that the CACHEBOX420 consistently performs better than its Apple caching servers, with a connection six-times faster than downloading updates from the internet.
“Deploying a CACHEBOX420 solution has ended Claremont’s ongoing network issues”, explains ApplianSys Account Manager, Alastair Scobbie, “students can download crucial software updates from the school’s server leaving enough bandwidth for teachers to deliver content-rich lesson plans without replacing all their existing hardware”.
CUSD is a large, diverse school district serving over 6,500 students in southern California with a focus on STEM subjects and online learning. It manages 11 schools from K-12 with a mission to support every student to succeed academically in a global society.