CACHEBOX helps AUW reach the top
ApplianSys announced today that the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh has purchased a CACHEBOX solution to enable lecturers to use videos over the internet as a key learning tool in their classrooms.
Owing to limited bandwidth, students were only able to watch a couple of videos a day. In an attempt to solve the problem, the IT department set up a Squid cache server but it could not do video caching. CACHEBOX230 from Appliansys proved to be the answer. “The solution addresses the original problem. Effective download speed has increased and students, faculties and staff benefit from faster internet browsing. And with helpful documentation from ApplianSys, setting up the CACHEBOX was relatively easy.” says Clive D’Sanges, IT & Network Director at AUW.
ApplianSys Business Development Director Dave Gravell explains: “These days, video delivered over the internet from sites such as YouTube often account for a high proportion of user traffic. This kind of traffic cannot simply be cached in the normal way, because it is not delivered from a single point with a single fixed URL. The complex methods the folks delivering content have for routing traffic can vary in different parts of the world and are constantly changing. This means caching software must be constantly updated to enable bandwidth savings to continue. With CACHEBOX, that is what you get. AUW are clear that their investment is justified by significant savings in both time and money.”
Asian University for Women (www.asian-university.org) is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It opened in 2008 with the aim of providing a new generation of ethical leaders in Asia, with a world-class education. Its students are young women from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds from across South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East. With a student body of approximately 3,000 women at full capacity and a target student/faculty ratio of 13:1, AUW combines a competitive liberal arts education with applicable graduate and professional training. The University’s Chancellor is Cherie Blair, leading human rights lawyer and wife of the former UK Prime Minister.