Announcing Live Streaming for Amazon CloudFront

Posted on: Apr 19, 2011

We're excited to announce the launch of live HTTP streaming for Amazon CloudFront. Using Amazon CloudFront with Amazon EC2 running Adobe's Flash® Media Server and Amazon Route 53 (AWS's DNS service), you can now easily and cost-effectively deliver your live video via AWS. And, we've made it simple to get started by creating an AWS CloudFormation template that handles all of the provisioning and sequencing for all the AWS resources you need for this live streaming stack. You only pay for the AWS resources you consume, and you have full control over your live streaming origin server (Adobe's Flash Media Server running on Amazon EC2) -- so you can configure it to best work with the specific nature of your event.

The best way to get started is to follow the instructions in our live streaming tutorial. This tutorial walks you through, step by step, how to launch your live streaming event. It'll ask you to select the live streaming template, enter a few parameters about your live event in the AWS Management Console, and let CloudFormation automatically create your live streaming stack and launch your AWS resources to stream your live event.