Sunshine State automation innovator takes step to assure integrators their Cloud will always be overhead
SARASOTA, Fla. August 7th, 2014- Clare Controls, the first company to build a full-featured home automation product around a cloud-based ecosystem, announced today that it has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host its next-generation automation solutions.
While Clare automation systems run independently on controllers located in customers' homes, they are configured, deployed, and maintained by integrators working remotely, using the cloud-based Fusion Configuration Tool. In addition to the easy-to-use integrator's dashboard, the Clare cloud provides secure anytime/anywhere access to customers' project configuration files, backed up with Multiple Availability Zones (Multi A-Z) through AWS hardware and software deployed globally, in multiple regions and zones.
Each Multi A-Z runs on its own infrastructure, while replicating its data across all other connected zones. In the case of an infrastructure event (such as a network disruption or storage failure), the RDS will failover automatically to a standby database. With AWS, Clare is able to assure 99.5% or better reliability and up-time of their Fusion Configuration Tool.
"Our use of AWS is a very significant contribution to the efficiency and confidence of our dealers, who rely upon Fusion to remotely configure, modify, and repair their clients' automation systems," explained Jim Hanna, Vice President of Engineering Clare Controls. "If an Amazon server fails, the AWS cluster preserves the data, leaving projects undisrupted. A Clare integrator can resume operations nearly instantaneously, with no apparent effect on their work in progress."
About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is a provider of intelligent home automation technologies. The product line includes Clare automation solutions that streamline the integration, maintenance and monitoring of home automation systems, as well as families of specialized components for forward-thinking integrators, regardless of automation affiliation. Clare automation products are deployed locally in customer sites and administered remotely via cloud-based technologies that maximize dealer efficiency while providing unprecedented customer control. For more information, visit http://www.clarecontrols.com.