Hey guys, Im a little confused as to where to go from here.
I am about to launch a streaming site.
The streams will go at almost 1 mps and the recording will go at the same.
My scenario is 30 clients, 1mbs per stream, and each client will have every stream they have done recorded for playback to users. Say every stream has at least 100 viewers. And Fios supposbly has unlimited bandwidth, is this the right Internet package I should be looking into?
The package I want is Fios's highest, which is 150/35.
If each client streams at the same time, would this mean that I am using 30 meg per second of upload? And each of the 100 viewers per client are watching. Should I be ok?
Should I look into T1? Or even T3?
This is also not counting the recorded views going on at the same time? Say I have about another 50 users concuretly watching different recorded streams per client, am I in the clear?
My understanding is bandwidth is key! The recorded views will rely on bandwidth, and all other users watching the live streams rely on bandwidth too. Am I correct or way off?
"My understanding is bandwidth is key! The recorded views will rely on bandwidth, and all other users watching the live streams rely on bandwidth too. Am I correct or way off?"
You're right! Bandwidth is the major consideration when provisioning a new server. You just need to figure out what the maximum bandwidth is that you want/need to support, and then purchase that. I'd show you how to do the calculation, but I couldn't figure it out from your post. o_O
I don't understand what you mean by "clients" and "viewers". Instead try to speak in "connections" to your Wowza server. NumConnections * Bitrate = Bandwidth. T3 is 44.736Mbps. right? So the calculation for how many 1Mbps streams you can serve on a 44Mbps connection is 44Mbps/1Mbps = 44. You can serve up to 44 1Mbps streams on a T3.
Don't spend too much time thinking about bandwidth. Just go with a provider that can scale your bandwidth, and then focus on building your project.
Also, why this focus on a T3? What does that cost, like $3000/mo? Many hosts cost ~$100/month and can do 100Mbps up/down. More than a T3.