With intelligent caches like CACHEBOX, this applies to the images, video and software updates which account for the majority of today’s internet traffic -and the majority of headaches for network managers.
Bandwidth savings translate into money in different ways in different organisations:
- No need to upgrade to a higher bandwidth connection
- Direct cost savings on metered connections: less data traffic = lower bills
- Ability to add more users and make more money – without increasing capacity
The amount of bandwidth saved by caching varies depending on the context. Most ISPs see savings of 25-35%, depending on the mix of traffic in their network.
Getting more out of your existing bandwidth – and the money saved as a result – is the #1 driver for using a cache in many cases. Often a simple Return on Investment calculation demonstrates a payback in months and makes it a “no-brainer”.