"Our bandwidth problems have been practically eliminated. Monitoring & customization is a snap with the web interface."
Desert Academy, Santa Fe, USA
"CACHEBOX performs very well with Apple Updates. We've seen a great improvement, even in iTunes - it downloads much faster."
Chris Premeji, OPQNET, Botswana
"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
"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
"ApplianSys is the only vendor that takes the time to look at our appliances for us, and it really goes a long way."
Mike Caruso, Orland Park Consolidated High School District 230, USA

The Cable looks up to DNSBOX

May 20, 2014

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that The Cable, an ISP in St Kitts, has purchased a DNSBOX solution to improve the performance of recursive DNS and reduce the overhead associated with authoritative services.

The rapidly growing cable service provider is investing in network equipment to deliver improved user experience. Recent deployments aimed at achieving faster speed from existing cable infrastructure include CACHEBOX and equipment that supports DOCSIS3.0.

The Cable noticed that, whilst CACHEBOX sped up the delivery of data, its customers still experienced unnecessary delay when accessing web content. An investigation with ApplianSys Support found that latency was introduced by slow DNS lookups each time content was requested. As the service provider was relying on Google DNS to resolve queries, lookups had to be sent over the internet and a response received before content could be accessed.

“By deploying DNSBOX200, DNS lookups are now resolved in the local network, eliminating latency,” explains ApplianSys Sales Executive, Ross Horn. “And as DNSBOX is designed for ease of use, The Cable has also reduced the overhead and errors associated with the authoritative DNS services it provides for a growing number of customers.”

The Cable provides broadband, telephony and television services to around 11,000 users on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. It serves a mix of residential customers and enterprises including two large universities.