California dreaming with CACHEBOX
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), one of the largest school districts in California, has selected CACHEBOX to optimise bandwidth and speed up web browsing at its schools.
The district has a total of 24 high schools which share a 1Gbps bandwidth connection. With 12,000 devices and 50,000 concurrent users on average, this link was heavily congested.
During peak times, traffic from the district’s BYOD scheme and educational content slowed browsing speeds and wasted classroom time.
AUHSD’s CTO, Erik Greenwood, upgraded the link to 2Gbps, with plans to further scale the network to 10Gbps. But, even with that much capacity, it was clear to Erik and his team that bandwidth alone wouldn’t deliver the load speeds now demanded by the District.
In the past, the District had considered caching, but the solutions were way too expensive and not ideally suited to caching for schools.
Prompted by E-rate 2014-15, Erik took a fresh look at the technology, assessed the alternatives and found that CACHEBOX420 provided the perfect solution. With its long heritage as a dedicated schools cache, Erik was also confident it would deliver a better return on investment than the enterprise caches he’d previously looked at.
In fact, it was so affordable the district didn’t need to use E-rate funding to acquire the solution, which will include a cluster of seven CACHEBOX420s deployed in a WCCP cluster at the District’s network core.
Founded in 1898, Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), CA, has a student population of approximately 31,000, making it one of the largest school districts in the state. The District covers 46 square miles and stretches across the cities of Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma and Stanton.
With almost 3,000 employees, it’s the third-largest employer in Anaheim. AUHSD has 21 campuses and is benefiting from $257 million in improvements to these through the Measure Z bond and matching funds.