I am looking at moving to Wowza for Amazon and would like to get some help in projecting costs.
We are basing our business plan on scaling up to having 1500 Axis cameras streaming live video to Wowza for recording. We are seeing about 90% incoming data and 10% outgoing with our current number of customers. We expect that to continue.
We currently average 19 Kps per camera or 47 GB per month and a storage need of 9 GB ongoing (we store 7 days of recordings).
This scales up to 70 TB of monthly bandwidth and 14 TB of storage for 1500 cameras.
How many instances of Wowza will we need to support 1500 simultaneous incoming streams and 150-200 outgoing streams.
If we had a need to support 2000+ outgoing streams on top of the incoming streams, how many instances of Wowza would we need?
It’s been my hope that Wowza can support more than 1000 incoming streams per instance. But I have not been able to get enough cameras up and running to put Wowza under a measurable load.
Based on our experience (20 cameras) with our current customers, Wowza isn’t using any measurable CPU. I went through the optimization steps and it is using 1.6 GB of RAM.