This guide describes how to install and use Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software
on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft Azure
virtual machine instance. Microsoft Azure is a cloud-computing platform that virtualizes computing resources as virtual machines. Wowza Media Systems™ provides pre-configured and tuned Wowza Streaming Engine virtual machine images that are ready to start in Microsoft Azure without using command-line tools. The Wowza Streaming Engine virtual machine includes a default startup package that supports live and on-demand (VOD) streaming.