"We rolled out 1200 Chromebooks to classrooms and CACHEBOX means that we haven't needed to increase our bandwidth."
Rodney Leer, Brenham Independent School District, USA
"ApplianSys is the only vendor that takes the time to look at our appliances for us, and it really goes a long way."
Mike Caruso, Orland Park Consolidated High School District 230, USA
"Our bandwidth problems have been practically eliminated. Monitoring & customization is a snap with the web interface."
Desert Academy, Santa Fe, USA
"With CACHEBOX, we are able to minimize the peaks of traffic required from our Internet service."
Mariano Marin-Gomez, Director of Technology, Lindbergh Schools, USA
"CACHEBOX makes a big difference when it comes to overcoming latency and increasing the speed of internet content"
Chris Rule, Technology Director, Sublette County School District #1, USA

Reduce the peak congestion that disrupts lessons

The uniqueness of school web traffic, with its large ‘start-of-lesson’ spikes in demand (for mainly duplicate requests) has significant consequences for bandwidth management.

These infrequent peaks are often used to define how much bandwidth capacity a school needs. However, since these same peaks are highly cachable, caching can significantly reduce the amount of capacity needed.

If a school purchases bandwidth to cover these spikes in demand – without deploying caching – the amount of unused capacity is dramatic (as represented by the grey shaded area, below). Being unused MOST of the time, whether broadband is affordable or not, the excess capacity represents significant wastage of school funds.

Diagram that illustrates how school internet connections see huge spikes in demand at the start of lessons

Caching enables ‘burstable capacity’ at low cost – so schools can easily handle periodic surges in demand (typically 6-7 times higher than sustained traffic) while only paying for average throughput. It offers real value to rural schools because it delivers accessibility at a fraction of the cost of fibre.

The reality for E-learning is that capacity is not the real goal – speed of classroom browsing is. Affordability remains an important and constant goal, and caching is key to this; there is no upside to excessive bandwidth.

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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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