Media Streaming on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What Is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that runs virtualized computing resources for large scale, decentralized deployment of a site or service. Wowza provides virtual instances of Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon Web Services for quick and easy setup and deployment.

Benefits

We provide Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with pre-configured versions of Wowza Streaming Engine that are ready to start through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console. See below for purchasing options.

 

Purchasing Options

Amazon Marketplace—Bring Your Own Wowza Streaming Engine License (Most Popular Option)

Licensing
Use Wowza Streaming Engine Monthly or Perpetual Edition license keys.

Capabilities
Wowza Streaming Engine Pro and all free AddOns.

Billing
Monthly Edition users receive separate monthly invoices from Wowza Media Systems (for Wowza Streaming Engine usage) and from Amazon (for AWS instance usage). Perpetual Edition users receive a monthly invoice from Amazon for AWS instance usage.

How to Get Started

  1. Get a Wowza Streaming Engine license.
  2. Sign up for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account to use Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon EC2 for streaming.
  3. Select an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Wowza provides pre-installed, pre-configured AMIs for use with Wowza Streaming Engine.

Amazon Marketplace – Standard (Alternative Option)

Licensing
Your Wowza Streaming Engine software license is embedded in Amazon Marketplace AMIs. A separate license is not needed.

Capabilities
Wowza Streaming Engine and all free AddOns.

Note: Wowza Streaming Engine Pro is not yet available for this option. See the product FAQ for more details on Wowza Streaming Engine Pro.

Billing
Receive a monthly invoice from Amazon for Wowza Streaming Engine and AWS instance usage.

How to Get Started

  1. Sign up for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account to use Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon EC2 for streaming.
  2. Select an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).
  3. Register for Wowza Support.

Help and Getting Started Guides

Need help getting started with Amazon EC2? Visit our Wowza Streaming Engine for Amazon EC2: Quick Start Guide page. Included are detailed walkthroughs on how to set up your instance and get up and running.

Additionally, you may want to download the full user's guide in PDF.

Wowza Streaming Engine for Amazon EC2 User's Guide »

Need to Deploy Wowza Streaming Engine with a CDN?

When you're streaming to larger, globally distributed audiences, deploy Wowza Streaming Engine with a CDN partner to deliver your content using edge-networking infrastructure. Learn more about all Wowza Streaming Engine deployment options.