School District Uses Bandwidth Optimization Technology, Reduces Traffic by 20 Percent

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Provided by: Microsoft
Topic: Networking
Format: HTML
The Upper Canada District School Board needed to reduce its Wide Area Network (WAN) traffic. Most of its 86 schools connect to the main office via 10 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) links and Internet usage consumed most of the bandwidth downloading files from the intranet could take up to a minute. To alleviate congestion, the district deployed BranchCache, a feature in Windows Server 2012 that optimizes WAN traffic to remotely hosted sites. It reduced traffic by at least 20 percent, which freed 2 Mbps for other services.
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