Expanded certification between Wowza Streaming Engine and Akamai

April 30, 2015 by

For more than two years Wowza Streaming Engine has been certified by Akamai to publish directly to the Akamai CDN. And now we’re very excited to announce that the certification required to use Wowza Streaming Engine with Akamai Media Services Live has been expanded to make interoperability even easier.

Why should you care?

To understand why this matters, let’s say you have a live event that requires delivery to a large, global audience—which typically requires the use of an origin-edge configuration. While the flexibility of Wowza Streaming Engine offers many options, the most common approach is to use Wowza Streaming Engine as the origin—receiving and processing a live source and sending it to a distributed delivery environment to reliably reach your audience at the edge. The origin-edge configuration has numerous paths and no established industry standards. From connection methods and protocols to security, content processing, and the destination for the edge, there is a lot to think about. To cut through the complexity, Wowza works closely with leading service providers such as Akamai to establish compatibility with Wowza Streaming Engine. This feature is known as push publishing. The result is simplicity, consistency, and reliability when publishing live streaming content. 

Content delivery networks (CDNs) are a primary example of service providers that include access to a distributed delivery environment. The Akamai CDN is one of the largest distributed delivery environments in the world. To optimize success and achieve high quality, Akamai works closely with Wowza and other companies to ensure that their products meet the compatibility guidelines for publishing to Akamai Media Services Live. The latest expansion of the Wowza certification adds support for Apple HLS and Adobe HDS to complement the existing Flash RTMP support.

Through the Akamai NetAlliance Program, Wowza and Akamai have built a strong business and technical relationship that enables an optimal experience for mutual customers. And this newly expanded certification makes that experience even better. Set up, connect, and know that your live streaming content will reach your audience and be successful.

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About Jamie Sherry

Based in Colorado, Jamie Sherry is on the product management team at Wowza. His background is in streaming, digital media, telecom, and network technology. In addition to passionately working to identify, drive, and execute solutions that solve unique business problems,… View more