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Scalability Lessons From Game of Thrones: Demand Is Coming

July 25, 2017 by Chris Michaels

Unless you’ve been hiding under a Westeros rock, you probably know Game of Thrones is back—and the world is glued to their laptops, smartphones and TVs to watch. But the season premiere brought behind-the-scenes drama when servers in Latin America crashed for HBO GO and HBO Now viewers.

In this podcast episode, we sit down with Ryan Jespersen, European regional manager at Wowza, to discuss best practices for video-on-demand (VOD) workflows—especially when it comes to scalability and massively popular content. We also discuss how live or linear broadcasters can learn from the outage to better scale their streaming infrastructure, live-to-VOD workflows and delivery options for end-viewers.

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Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels, streaming industry evangelist and director of communications at Wowza Media Systems, serves as the company’s spokesperson for industry organizations, technology alliances and external relations.