Kansas copy-cache gets results
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Attica Unified School District 511 in Kansas was so impressed by CACHEBOX’s performance in neighbouring school districts, it has deployed its own appliance.
Attica uses Google Classrooms to deliver e-learning to 170 pupils across 3 schools, so it needs reliable and fast internet access to keep progress on track. But with traffic growth risking congestion and any slowdown liable to impact learning, the district turned to external tech consultant Jerry Butler for advice.
In Attica’s rural location, a faster internet connection comes at a high price and would require upgraded network kit to deliver it. Luckily, Jerry has insight in improving classroom web performance far more cost-effectively.
Consulting for neighbouring district Chase-Raymond Unified 401, who had similar problems in 2017, Jerry had turned to caching to offload school traffic by storing and serving online content locally.
Deploying CACHEBOX helped Chase-Raymond deliver a premium service in the classroom, improving access speed and minimising bandwidth usage.
Impressed by how it handled Chase-Raymond’s rapid expansion of student devices as well as a growing online curriculum, without the need for an upgraded internet connection, Attica ordered its own CACHEBOX.
Jerry is only too happy to recommend CACHEBOX for Attica and others: “CACHEBOX has delivered great results where I’ve deployed it.”
Now, Attica can further expand its 1:1 learning programmes safe in the knowledge that CACHEBOX will minimise bandwidth usage and keep the district firmly below its current 100Mbps threshold.
“Whether you’re looking to secure access to specific content like Attica or dealing with explosive growth like Chase-Raymond, extra capacity doesn’t need to come from more bandwidth,” says CACHEBOX Consultant Ilaria Mancinelli. “As Jerry’s results have shown, caching should be an essential part of every school’s network to get the best performance for the best value.”
Attica Unified School District 511 provides K-12 education for 170 pupils in southern Kansas, USA. It believes in implementing technology in the classroom to ‘enhance, engage and stimulate the learning environment for all students to advance their educational experience and skills’.
Chase-Raymond Unified School District 401 supports 160 K-12 students to get the academic and decision-making skills necessary to become resourceful and responsible members of the world community.