"We have seen the value of caching for ourselves and it is clear that even though we have plenty of bandwidth, CACHEBOX helps deliver great savings and a high performance network."
Helenio Sartori, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Switzerland
"Even though we have plenty of bandwidth (1Gbps), CACHEBOX helps deliver great savings & a high performance network."
Helenio Sartori, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Switzerland
"I benefit greatly on dispersing Windows updates, Apple Updates, and widely used YouTube content."
Brian Bridges, Darby School District, USA
"We rolled out 1200 Chromebooks to classrooms and CACHEBOX means that we haven'd needed to increase our bandwidth."
Rodney Leer, Brenham Independent School District, USA
"Latency on the best VSAT is 600ms, which made Google DNS a bad choice. DNSBOX has made our internet service as fast as it can be."
Mohammed Nori, MSTT, Libya

CACHEBOX conquers Drakensberg peaks

March 02, 2016

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that South African Wireless ISP (WISP), Draadloze Broadband, has purchased CACHEBOX230 to support its rapid growth.

Formed in Harrismith, Draadloze Broadband has been expanding rapidly and now provides internet services for residential and business customers across Qwa Qwa and Northern Drakensberg. Because the WISP’s 100Mbps VSAT connection was 60% utilised, it was concerned that adding more users would damage the quality of service for existing clients.

As VSAT capacity is so expensive, Draadloze turned to caching to reduce bandwidth consumption, giving it the capacity to add more users without sacrificing service quality. The WISP specifically needed to reduce the impact of Windows software update files that formed a large proportion of its traffic.

Draadloze found that CACHEBOX offers great value in comparison to bandwidth and the other caching appliances it reviewed. The WISP purchased a unit from local ApplianSys partner Maxtec.

Roger Clark, ApplianSys Head of Sales for CACHEBOX says: “When one of Draadloze’s customers requests web content like Windows Update files, CACHEBOX stores and serves it locally so that the internet connection isn’t used when another client requests the same content. So now Draadloze can continue to grow without purchasing additional expensive bandwidth. Because it’s easy to deploy, easy to manage and, crucially cost effective CACHEBOX is used by WISPs across South Africa to get more out of their bandwidth.”

Draadloze (meaning wireless in Afrikaans) provides wireless internet services, web design, VOIP and wireless hotspot solutions to clients across Northern Drakensberg and Qwa Qwa – an area in the East of Free State Province.