With advanced caches like CACHEBOX, this also applies to the video and interactive learning content that your teachers want to use more of in the classroom. It further applies to the software updates, which can drain your bandwidth when all the devices in your computer lab are being updated
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 support more users (perhaps for a 1:1 scheme) without increasing capacity
The amount of bandwidth saved by caching varies depending on the context. Most schools or Education Authorities see savings above 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”.