By serving web pages to your users from a local web cache, you need to fetch less data from the internet, saving you bandwidth and money.
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 without increasing capacity
The amount of bandwidth saved by caching varies depending on the context. Most organisations see savings of 20-40%, 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. A simple Return on Investment calculation demonstrates a payback in months, making it a “no-brainer”.