Wowza Streaming Engine (Linux BYOL)

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 the setup's corporate reach global rea... See more

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Disappointing

  • By GetWithItWowza
  • on 02/16/2018

It's disappointing that Wowza's AMI doesn't support high-throughput networking via Elastic Networking Adapter. From Amazon's documentation on ENA: "Enhanced networking provides higher bandwidth, higher packet-per-second (PPS) performance, and consistently lower inter-instance latencies."

This adapter is available on lots of EC2 instance types, including the new M5 generation, providing 10 Mbit performance. Comparing M4.large to M5.large, the M5 is cheaper, and *way* better network performance: 0.47 Gbit/s on M4.large and 10.04 Gbit/s on M5.large.

Alas, I can't use Wowza's AMI to take advantage of this massive upgrade in performance.

Come on Wowza. Latency matters in streaming!

Using Wowza AMI on EC2 since 2011

  • By Tech Lady
  • on 06/07/2017

Six years of experience using Wowza AMI on Amazon EC2 (m3 machine). We bring our own license from Wowza (BYOL). Very reliable 24/7 live streaming for small Public Access station. Cost is reasonable for our limited budget. We know Amazon takes good care of their compute infrastructure and we see it in the reliability of the product.

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