Wireless Security Leader iWatchLife Announces Dedicated Server Upgrade as the Next Logical Step in Infrastructure Evolution

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iWatchLife’s migration to new, next generation servers enhances customer experience with faster page loading and video uploading to the cloud, as well as a higher volume of transactions per second.

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The dedicated server upgrade is just one step in the process of ensuring that iWatchLife users get the best DIY video monitoring experience possible.

iWatchLife, a leader in the cloud-based, wireless home security industry, announced today the upgrade of its dedicated servers as the next step in its infrastructure evolution.

The new, next generation servers use faster solid state drives and separate the system disk from the data disk. They provide faster server provisioning, more processing power, higher memory availability, and increased network bandwidth for faster networking.

All these features excite the IT guys, but company CEO, Charles Black, is enthusiastic about the implications for his customers. “Clients should notice immediate improvements in load times, both page loading and video uploading to the cloud. The new server can handle a higher volume of transactions per second, which will ultimately enhance the user experience.”

Benefits that clients likely won’t notice include the faster service provisioning. “Faster server provisioning means that we as a company can respond to demand much more quickly,” says Mr. Black, “We needed bigger, better servers to meet the growing need for wireless security solutions.”

“The upgrade will result in a higher level of performance at both front and back ends,” explains Jason Phillips, iWatchLife’s VP of Engineering, who oversaw the migration. “This upgrade means huge performance perks. The solid state drives are a critical element of our infrastructure evolution and will enable us to grow exponentially as a company.”

iWatchLife’s wireless security service uses advanced, patent-protected algorithms to filter out the visual noise around a zone of interest drawn by the customer in the camera’s field of view. “It’s a key feature of our service,” states Mr. Black, “because it means the camera is only prompted to record by activity in a specific area, which results in impressive bandwidth savings for the customer. However, video analytics like this requires enormous processing resources. The new servers will be helpful from that perspective as well.”

The upgrade also sets the stage for new features currently in development, including a new version of the company’s mobile app, expected to be released next month. According to Mr. Black, “The faster speeds will improve the experience of mobile clients, who rely on instant access to their live video stream and immediate playback of recorded events.”

Tom Leger, VP of Business Development for the company, puts the migration in context. “We are building upon an already robust foundation to prepare for aggressive growth and new feature sets within our services. The dedicated server upgrade is just one step in the process of ensuring that iWatchLife users get the best DIY video monitoring experience possible. We believe it’s about lifestyle— yes, we are talking about wireless security—but we believe our service should work for our users. Our customers are busy people living busy lives. We save them time, money, effort and bandwidth.”
Mr. Leger points out that iWatchLife continues to offer safe, secure cloud storage of client video, and assures users that the upgrade will not affect the security of their video. “At iWatchLife, the privacy and security of our customers’ stored video is absolutely paramount. Our site is just as secure as it ever was, but as the industry grows, so do we.”

About iWatchLife

iWatchLife is a do-it-yourself, video monitoring service that lets the user remotely watch over all aspects of life—home, vacation property, family, contractors, even pets—from any computer, tablet or handheld device. Our unique, cloud-based, smart technology understands the context, importance and relevance of images and sounds and notifies the user anytime, anywhere when events that have been specified as being important are detected. See, monitor and share what matters from anywhere. iWatchLife brings Internet cloud-based video monitoring technology to the consumer market, making it affordable and easy to use. Our service uses advanced video analytics and artificial intelligence to provide unparalleled functionality for our users.

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