Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn Enhancements Further Increase Flexibility within Wowza Streaming Engine
September 8, 2014 by
In order to continue our commitment to future-proofing Wowza software, so your video streaming thrives in any environment, we have enhanced the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn to support more protocols to your edge servers and geographic load balancing.
The Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn provides a method for distributing connection loads between multiple Wowza Streaming Engine™ edge servers.
By supporting more protocols to your edge servers, the AddOn now provides greater flexibility and the ability to test and balance your servers to deliver the highest quality streaming experience that your viewers have come to expect.
It’s imperative to use the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn for efficient distribution of connection requests to the least bogged down servers when deploying multiple edge servers.
There are now two versions of the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn available — one for Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.0 and later, and another for Wowza Media Server® versions 2.x and 3.x.
For Wowza Streaming Engine (version 4.0 and greater), the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn supports redirection over HTTP, RTMP, and RTSP protocols to edge servers. Geographic load balancing is also available.
For Wowza Media Server (version 2.x and 3.x) the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn supports redirection over RTMP to edge servers (geographic load balancing isn't natively supported).
In order for your Wowza software to work properly the load-balancing system must run the same software version as either your Wowza Streaming Engine or Wowza Media Server. For example, if you are running Wowza Streaming Engine 4 your must run this same version on all your media servers in the system. You must also run the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn version that works with Wowza Streaming Engine 4 and above.
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