Fast classroom web as easy as ABC
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that The ABC International School, Vietnam, has deployed a CACHEBOX solution to speed up access to online content and ease management headaches.
The school’s 900 student devices rely on its small, 30Mbps internet connection to access education content in the classroom, including YouTube videos.
However, at peak times the network would quickly become congested, as teachers direct students to access e-learning content simultaneously. Content would be very slow to load, leaving students disengaged, and leading frustrated teachers to submit support tickets.
To tackle this problem, the school had previously deployed a file server to store content for students and teachers to access locally, without using bandwidth.
But for Jeronimo Oliva, Head of ICT Technical and Support Services at ABC, maintaining content on the server was a time-consuming, manual process.
Harminder Heer, CACHEBOX Consultant at ApplianSys, explains the school’s problem: “Typically you would expect schools’ traffic to be dynamic, meaning content is updated, rather than re-created. Too often, content at ABC was not updated locally in time for the start of lessons, making the solution ineffective.”
The answer for Jeronimo was CACHEBOX – a plug-and-play solution that automatically checks if stored content is up-to-date as it is requested. This significantly reduces the time that Jeronimo must spend managing the solution and students get up-to-date content, served at LAN speed.
Jeronimo is very happy with his easier to use, cost-effective solution: “We were able to deploy the CACHEBOX without any problem at all and have really noticed improvement in our network.”
The ABC International School (www.theabcis.com), founded in 1994, is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is home to nearly 1000 students and is the only school in Vietnam to be acknowledged and accepted as a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).