Caching optimises your school’s network by storing web content and serving it from your LAN. So you:
- Save bandwidth – typically 20-40%
- Deliver faster web access to your users
- Can monitor web usage
The internet is a powerful tool in the classroom and is a pressing need across the curriculum. Whether they want to offer faster, more reliable access, support 1:1/BYOD schemes or keep costs down, many schools/Education Authorities benefit from deploying web caches in their network – wherever they are and even if they have high bandwidth:
- For many schools around the world, bandwidth is still scarce and expensive. Here web caches are the obvious answer. In simple cost savings alone, payback is rapid and return on investment very high.
- Others enjoy high capacity and relatively cheap bandwidth, yet that bandwidth is under continuous pressure to support even more bandwidth-intensive content – your teachers want to show video and educational web content to their classes, but slow loading times are leaving teachers frustrated, children disengaged and lesson time lost. Deploying caches in local branches and core networks to optimise distribution of HTTP content frees capacity for this additional and sometimes high priority traffic.