"The cost of bandwidth in South Africa is prohibitively expensive, and CACHEBOX has helped me to save outgoing costs"
Steve Porter, YuppieChef
"The way the appliance is designed is very convenient. The size is sensible and you can place it anywhere you want. "
Khaled Aly, Miranet
"All in all, CACHEBOX has proven to be a great asset for our day-to-day network tasks!"
Juan Hernandez, IT Infrastructure Manager, Grupo Alcione, Mexico
"I looked into several other options but found that ApplianSys offered the best interface for management... for the best price."
Greg Relaford, Technical Director at Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, USA
"CACHEBOX had been very efficient and has worked great. Thanks for a great product and a great service."
Andres Hernandez, Concordia Lutheran High School, 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.