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Minimum Hardware Specification (On-Premise)


May I know the minimum hardware required for an on-premise Wowza Streaming Engine with 1 incoming HD (1080p) stream and will have 100 outgoing (1080p HD) streams. Practically, the server will serve as an edge. There will be no transcoding; it will be used for distribution only.



You can find the hardware requirements at and a sizing recommendation guide at I’ve been able to stream 600+ RTMP connections on a VM that’s 2 sockets/4 cores of Xeon E5-2690 @ 2.6Ghz. 1080p with no transcoding. Working on moving to HLS, but don’t have any good numbers for that yet.