I currently have Wowza running on a cloud server with 2vCPUs, 1GB RAM w/ Windows 2008. Works perfectly.
I have this server because i was running IIS Smooth Streaming before i knew Wowza, but now i have only Wowza running and plan moving to Linux, to lower costs.
So my doubt is the hardware needed to run Wowza in Linux. It will be only the streaming server and no other applications on the server. I use RTMP for Flash, Android, BBerry and iOS devices. My current usage is 200 simultaneous clients.
The cheapest server i found here in Brazil have 1 vCPU 800MHz and 512mb of memory. Considering that Linux uses much less resources than Windows, i think it can work. Will it? Need more mem?
I have one questions.
For 100 Mb/s bandwidth from my ISP I must adjust server. I will be streaming 500-1024 Kb/s live material. With variant will be better. Price is important.
1. Atom 1,6 GHz 2 core and 2 thread, 4 GB RAM
2. Intel I3 3,4 GHz 2 core and 2 thread, 8 GB RAM
I have Intel Xeon 4x2,66GHz and 24GB RAM. When is 200 concurrent connections CPU has 6% load. I don't need more so I think to change server for smaller with 100Mb NIC and I3 or Atom processor. I want to make something like this. First server with 100Mb NIC for 120 viewers. Ocasinally (one time for week) when viewers will be more I start second server with 1Gb NIC. Loadbalancer, Apache, Wowza wil be start on I3 2x3,4GHz and 8GB RAM and 100Mb NIC (or Atom 2x1,6Ghz 4GB RAM if will cope). Do I have right? Will be works?