Wowza Announces Content Delivery Through Amazon Web Services
Wowza Media Server customers can now leverage Amazon CloudFront content
delivery network for high-speed media streaming over wide geographical areas
EVERGREEN, Colo., Sept. 11, 2013
EVERGREEN, Colo., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wowza^® Media Systems, LLC,
provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ media server software, today announced
that customers can leverage Amazon CloudFront from Amazon Web Services (AWS)
with Wowza Media Server. With this, customers can now efficiently stream audio
and video content globally to any screen without contracts, monthly
commitments or upfront fees.
Wowza-originated media streams can be delivered at a global scale through
Amazon CloudFront's world-wide HTTP caching network, allowing customers to
reduce their total cost of ownership by leveraging the low-cost, pay-as-you-go
pricing model from AWS. This new and simpler setup allows customers to take
advantage of Wowza Media Server's support for a wide variety of formats while
obtaining the high levels of delivery performance needed for maintaining a
quality playback experience for viewers.
"Many of our customers are already using Wowza Media Server running on Amazon
EC2 to distribute media," said Chris Knowlton, Vice President of product
management at Wowza. "By working closely with AWS to support Amazon
CloudFront, we are now able to give customers the ability to scale and improve
playback experiences for their audience without the higher costs and
management requirements of building out their own origin-edge network. Wowza
using Amazon CloudFront is do-it-yourself media streaming at its very best."
Through a bring-your-own-license (BYOL) arrangement, the new solution allows
new and existing Wowza and AWS customers to combine the benefits of Wowza
Media Server and its broad array of Wowza AddOns with the reliability,
scalability, low latency and cost-efficiency of Amazon CloudFront. The
streamlined setup and management system will make it faster and easier for
Wowza users to deliver multiple streaming formats, including Apple^® HTTP Live
Streaming (HLS), Adobe^® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Microsoft^® Smooth
Streaming and MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH).
"Through our work with Wowza we are able to offer our customers another option
for streaming their audio and video media to desktops and devices using Amazon
CloudFront, the AWS global content delivery service," said Kalyanaraman
Prasad, Vice President, AWS Edge Services. "Enabling more choice and
flexibility for our customers is important to AWS and we're excited to
continue working closely with Wowza to enable this."
With Amazon CloudFront, streaming content is automatically routed to the
optimal edge location to deliver the best possible performance. Its
pay-per-use model ensures that Wowza licensees will only pay for content that
is actually streamed. Wowza customers will be able to distribute both live
streams and on-demand content using Amazon CloudFront.
A small number of customers have been previewing this combination for about
six months. "We stream at least 3,000 hours of live programming each year,
from the State Legislature to a myriad of sporting events, delivering over 500
GB of content per day to end users during our busy season," said Shane Miner,
IT Manager at Nebraska Education Telecommunications (NET). "We were already
using Wowza Media Server and Amazon EC2 to transcode and deliver HTTP streams
to desktops, iPhones and Android devices. Since we began using Amazon
CloudFront, we've seen at least a 25% reduction in our delivery costs. The
solution has been highly reliable for us, allowing us to largely 'set it and
forget it,' knowing that our capacity can expand almost instantly when needed
with no impact on our internal network or resources."
Wowza Media Server delivery using Amazon CloudFront is available through the
AWS Marketplace. To get started with using Wowza Media Server and Amazon
CloudFront please visit http://www.wowza.com/awsdocs.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) engages hundreds of millions of
viewers by delivering the highest quality streaming media to any
Internet-connected device. Its core product, Wowza Media Server, improves
productivity among thousands of organizations by simplifying the workflow of
online video delivery. To date, more than 150,000 licensees across the globe
have placed their trust in Wowza. Wowza is privately held, with offices in
Evergreen, Colorado, and Mountain View, California.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition,
management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal
proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality,
commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign
exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially
could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
SOURCE Wowza Media Systems, LLC
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