Wowza Streaming Engine 4: Pro Edition (HVM)

$15.00/mo + $0.21 to $1.09/hr for software + AWS usage fees

Wowza Streaming Engine(TM) server software is a robust, customizable, and scalable server solution that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere. Wowza Streaming Engine software running on Amazon EC2 enables you to take advantage of the technology's extensive streaming capabilities as well as the flexibility and scalability of Amazon Web Services. Hosting Wowza Streaming Engine instances on Amazon EC2 is ideally suited to streaming of live events, concerts, church services, webinars, and company meetings due to this setup's global reach. It is also ... See more

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Cost makes no sense and the AMI is lagging behind severly

  • By Michael Richardson
  • on 05/04/2016

You can pay $65/mo per instance and install yourself on another AMI ( I suggest using a G2 instance then docker along with https://hub.docker.com/r/sameersbn/wowza/ ) or pay $92.31-$1,915.2 per month (depending on the instance type) for the exact same software. Of course, I assumed the software costs would be similar (and covered by my AWS credits; why they are not) so I found out the hard way.

Also, the AMI doesn't provide G2 support (GPU/NVENC support) and lags behind the release schedule so there's even more reason to use a standard instance or docker-capable AMI with GPU support and their monthly license. Still, be careful because whey they say "per instance", they don't mean "per machine" and they will bill you multiple times if their system "phones home" more than once for any reason. Found that out the hard way also.

g2 instances not available

  • By Rubin Gerovski
  • on 03/15/2016

Why g2 instances are not available? Is there any particular reason for it? We really have the need to utilize NVENC transcoding capability of g2.

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