"We had around 30% bandwidth saving from YouTube caching last year. We also saw significant bandwidth savings from software updates..."
Mariano Marin-Gomez, Director of Technology, Lindbergh Schools District, USA
"When we handed out iPads to all our students it was clear that all the registration activity was not disrupting internet access..."
Larry Steinke, Technology Director, St Francis High School, USA
"With CACHEBOX, we no longer have problems with browsing speed and software updates freezing the network..."
Ramy Youssef, IT Engineer, Cairo American College, Egypt
"It was pretty clear to us that we needed CACHEBOX as a permanent solution because we simply couldn’t deliver media-rich content in the classroom on our existing bandwidth."
Keith Stoeber, Sioux Central CSD, USA
"CACHEBOX has really helped us with our updates and speed performance, and we would keep it to help with those things."
Dale Moeller, Rutland Independent School District 39-4, USA

CACHEBOX perks up Java BYOD

June 16, 2019
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ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Ciputra School, an international curriculum school in Indonesia, has deployed a CACHEBOX solution to stop bandwidth congestion from crippling e-learning in the classroom.

To facilitate e-learning, the school provides bring-your-own-device (BYOD) access for 1000 users, along with Apple and Windows laptops housed in computer labs. However, students regularly struggled to access the school’s Managebac curriculum, as pages loaded too slowly.

At peak periods, simultaneous demand for the same lesson content was saturating the network, stalling web access. But upgrading bandwidth simply wasn’t an option for Ciputra. Not only was bandwidth very expensive – it was already paying US$45,000 for 180Mbps – the internet service provided was extremely unreliable. Students received far less capacity, and as a result, learning programmes suffered.

The school tried restricting access to alleviate the issues – limiting device numbers through authentication, prioritising specific websites, and even maximising LAN capacity infrastructure – but nothing had the desired result.

With no way to stop the complaints besides adding overpriced bandwidth, ICT Manager Widarso Bekti Kumoro contacted ApplianSys and was delighted to find a far more affordable and effective solution.

CACHEBOX downloads and stores a local copy of any in-demand content and meets all further requests by serving it directly to users on the local network – without using up further bandwidth. This slashes internet demand instantly, allowing schools to reclaim capacity for other content or additional users. And what’s more, because cached content is served over the LAN, it arrives at much faster LAN speeds – so students enjoy a much faster user experience.

“After seeing live CACHEBOX results from other schools in the region, Widarso was sold,“ says Marianne Cowie CACHEBOX Consultant. “In meeting the majority of demand locally, CACHEBOX effectively multiplies a school’s existing capacity – typically by 4 to 5 times – providing sufficient web access at a fraction of the cost of additional bandwidth.”

About

Ciputra School (Sekolah Ciputra) is a large single campus school in East Java offering International Baccalaureate programmes that span the years from Play Group to Grade 12. It provides an English curriculum with a strong international focus that relies on access to global internet content and resources, so it boasts computer laboratories, as well as Wi-Fi access to all students throughout the school.