Usage page in Wowza Streaming Cloud

This article introduces the different parts of the Usage page to help you find your way around the Wowza Streaming Cloud user interface. The Usage page shows usage data for an entire account. To find usage data per stream, see Usage Details page.

Keep in mind the following important caveats about usage and viewer data:

  • Bandwidth data for Wowza ultra low latency stream targets, Wowza CDN on Fastly stream targets, and VOD streams is available in near real-time. Bandwidth usage data for Wowza CDN on Akamai HLS and HDS stream targets and Akamai stream sources, however, is subject to a several hour delay and then updates hourly. Stream processing times and egress data update in or near real-time. 
  • If you try to generate a bandwidth report and receive the message, "Not enough data is available for the time period you selected," it could be due to the three-hour delay. Try again in a few hours.
  • Usage searches that return more than 100 results are too large to be processed in the Wowza Streaming Cloud user interface. Instead, you'll be prompted to download the results in a .csv file.

Stream Processing tab

The Stream Processing tab displays a table with a row for every live stream and transcoder that was processed by Wowza Streaming Cloud during the selected time frame. Depending on the type of subscription you have, you can see transcoded and/or passthrough stream processing time tables. Each table shows the Billing Mode (pay as you go or 24x7) and how long each stream or transcoder was processed (Time). The total processing time for all streams or transcoders in the time frame appears at the bottom of each table.

Bandwidth tab

The Bandwidth tab shows how much CDN usage and egress that live streams and transcoders have accrued in your account during the selected time frame.

The CDN tables show the amount of traffic generated (Amount Used) for each stream target, stream source, and VOD stream. Total CDN usage amounts for the specified time frame appear at the bottom of each table.

The Egress tables show how much traffic left Wowza Streaming Cloud for Wowza CDN and custom stream targets for every 24x7 and/or live event stream and transcoder in the account, depending on your subscription plan, during the selected time frame. For VOD streams, egress is the traffic generated by pulling the VOD asset from storage.

You can see how much egress was generated (Amount Used) for each stream and transcoder during the selected time frame. Total egress for the time frame appears at the bottom of each table.

Storage tab

The Storage tab shows the peak amount of recording and VOD stream storage your account has used in the selected time frame. If the time frame is in the past, Peak Storage shows the amount of storage that was used and billed. If the time frame includes the current billing period, Peak Storage shows the greatest amount of content stored in Wowza Streaming Cloud to date in the billing period. It isn't necessarily the amount you'll be charged, since peak storage isn't calculated until the billing period closes.