"Pages focused on local administration worked fine, they had problems with Windows update at the beginning but now with new CACHEBOX versions work well."
Tomeu Barber, SILME S.A, Spain
"CACHEBOX has improved user experience and optimised bandwidth - which is much more effective than spending money on extra bandwidth"
Network Administrator, EMAX, Peru
"Management is easy in so much that there is none for me to do. I just get the performance reports sent to me daily to check over ..."
Kai Hendricks, Innovative: Virgin Islands (SXM)
"We're getting great bandwidth savings - 40% byte hit ratio and we saw ~80% during a recent round of Apple updates"
Aqib Korai, Network Manager, Liptinfor, Nigeria
"The price of CACHEBOX is sensible. It is a great value solution!"
Nizar Hamoudah, Network Administrator, Zaytona, West Bank

Hardware for Reliability, Security and Performance

Product-illustration-HardwareWe pay the same attention to detail with hardware as we do with software.  Some appliance vendors use standard “appliance” units from large server vendors to make their own lives easier. But ApplianSys is careful to design products which are fit-for-purpose in each case to make your life easier. Using industrial grade components, CACHEBOX is optimised for performance and reliability without unnecessary cost.

Matching hardware to workload

CACHEBOX comes in different hardware models to handle different performance levels:

  • Components are carefully selected to match each performance requirement
  • We design high quality chassis, keeping size to the minimum needed, helping to keep down costs of space, power and heat

Different disk combinations are used for cache storage on different models.  Higher performance models use a mix of high-speed Solid State Drives (SSDs) for caching smaller objects, with high capacity hard disks (HDD) for large objects – meaning the ultimate overall caching performance.

CFast for security, reliability and redundancy

CACHEBOX uses a sophisticated dual CFast architecture for software and configuration data:

  • Compact-flash-zoom-smallThe Program Card holds CACHEBOX’s application and operating system and is mounted read-only – so more secure. The Data Card holds the appliance’s configuration data.
  • In the unlikely event of failure, swapping cards to a replacement appliance gets you up and running with an identical system in minutes. Customers love this extra redundancy feature.
  • CFast cards fail much less than hard disks. And if you suffer an unexpected power outage, the risk of corruption of application software or configuration data is minimised.

The little things which matter

Did we mention we pay attention to detail? Here’s how:

  • CACHEBOX chassis are custom-designed by ApplianSys – to ensure physical solidity, neat logical internal layouts and good airflow
  • Build quality is high. Customers shouldn’t need to remove the lid, but partners used to selling many server products praise the neat and tidy cabling.
  • Many vendors issue manuals in PDF because it’s cheaper and quicker. But CACHEBOX comes with a high-quality, comprehensive User Guide in a robust PVC ring binder – because many customers say they find reading a paper manual easier.
  • With its stylish brushed aluminium faceplate, CACHEBOX looks good in your rack

 

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Because CACHEBOX is versatile and scalable, our customers around the world come in all shapes and sizes. ISPs, education authorities, blue-chip multi-nationals, public sector bodies, small businesses, shipping fleets and hotels get more out of their bandwidth with CACHEBOX.

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