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IntroductionDelxy is a Compression Service to Compress your Internet traffic so as to reduce your bandwidth requirements. Delxy will normally reduce your bandwith requirements by a facor of at least three (3) improving your browsing response times significantly. This also has significant financial benefits as you can accommodate more clients at a fraction of the cost.
The ProblemThe connection to the Internet Backbone for a number of Developing Countries and Rural Regions of even some developed countries is normally over inter-continental submarine fibre optic cables or satellite links. This and the relatively low usage levels make bandwidth for a lot of these regions very expensive (typically in the region of $5,000 per 2Mbps / Month).
Meanwhile, websites are increasingly becoming media rich, requiring bigger bandwidth to effectively use them. A lot more content is now dynamic, rather than static, which by default is non-cacheable. This makes the use of traditional Proxy/Cache engines not as effective as they used to be when Internet Content was in the main, static. Currently, most traditional cache engines have Byte Hit Rates in the region of 10% - 30%.
Technical Assessment And SolutionFour important characteristics of the content on the web which Delxy is exploiting are:
We are in the process of making an installable package available for Ubuntu Server, so that you can install the software on your hardware and peer it to our server. This should be available during the first quarter of 2009.
TargetDelxy is useful for Educational Campuses, ISPs, Large Corporate Institutions, Large Internet Cafes, etc in developing regions where bandwidth costs remain high. If you pay more than $2000 per 2Mbps / Month, you may want to evaluate Delxy for the considerable savings you will realise.
RequirementsMinimum Required Bandwith from your existing ISP should be 1Mbps upload / 1Mbps download. You will loose some performance if the link is asynchronous (say 1Mbps/256Kbps).
PerformanceYou should expect a performace factor of about 2 after 1 week and a factor of about 3 after 4 weeks of usage. A Performance Factor (PF) of 2 means getting out of your Delxy equipment an average bandwidth of twice what you get from your ISP. Similarly, a PF of 3 means getting out of your Delxy equipment an average bandwidth of three times what you get from your ISP.
DemoLimited 1-2 week demo can be arranged. We may refer you to an existing demo if one is running elsewhere.