Posted On: Apr 1, 2012

We are excited to announce the launch of Live Smooth Streaming for Amazon CloudFront. Smooth Streaming is a feature of Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services that enables adaptive streaming of live media to Microsoft Silverlight clients. You can also use this solution to deliver your live stream to Apple’s iOS devices using the Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) format. And you can benefit from the scale and low-latency offered by Amazon CloudFront when delivering your live Smooth Streams.

We've made it simple to get started by creating an AWS CloudFormation template that provisions the AWS resources you need for your live event. You only pay for the AWS resources you consume, and have full control over the origin server (Amazon EC2 instance running Windows Media Services) so you can configure additional IIS Live Smooth Streaming functionality for your specific needs.

To learn more, please visit our blog post on Live Smooth Streaming for Amazon CloudFront. You can get started by reading our Live Smooth Streaming tutorial or visit the Amazon CloudFront product page for more information about Amazon CloudFront.