Blue Coat announced that Lebanon’s leading Internet service provider, Lebanon Online S.A.R.L. has deployed the its CacheFlow 5000 appliance to substantially reduce its operational expenses by cutting bandwidth spend, manage sizeable increases in network traffic and subscriber growth, enhance Web security and optimize and enhance the delivery of rich Web 2.0 content, large files and video.
Lebanon Online expects the return on its investment in CacheFlow appliances to be less than six months, based upon bandwidth savings alone. It is also formulating a value-added services strategy where it can provide additional, potentially chargeable services to its customers, including parental controls and a ‘clean Internet’ security service to further leverage the capabilities of Blue Coat solutions.
“With prohibitively high bandwidth costs in the region and limited capacity to meet our user demands, the CacheFlow appliance is the best solution to reduce infrastructure costs by reducing bandwidth consumption. We are extremely impressed with the results from the CacheFlow appliance. We found that we could save 50 percent on our international bandwidth, which provided a rapid return on investment. In addition, our users noticed considerable improvement in the speed and performance of Web applications and content.” said Hussein Turkieh, company engineer and IT Manager, Lebanon Online.
CacheFlow appliances alleviate the bind that service providers face: scaling to serve explosive customer demand for rich Web 2.0 media, especially video content, while containing costs and meeting high end-user expectations for a fast and interactive Web experience. Through the use of next-generation content caching technologies, including the Blue Coat CachePulse cloud service, CacheFlow appliances efficiently cache and serve Web content to provide significant, sustained bandwidth savings.
CacheFlow appliances allow ISPs, such as Lebanon Online, to significantly reduce bandwidth consumption, while improving the Web experience which results in happier, more loyal subscribers and greater competitive differentiation.
“The CacheFlow 5000 appliance builds on our expertise in delivering Web content and applications effectively and securely,” said Darrell Long, general manager and vice president of the CacheFlow Business Unit, Blue Coat Systems. “It represents a significant leap forward in addressing the bandwidth challenges facing service providers.”