I have setup a wowza server on our dedicated box with a gb connection. We have a live ppv coming up in April and this will be our first time using our own system instead of a provider.
I just got word that we will have a special guest at the event and that he has agreed to tweet/fb out that we will be doing the ppv and he is going to be on the stream. We are anticipating a lot of traffic from this as he has 1.2mil followers.
My question is this, I stream at 700Kb/s if I were to get hit with 20k viewers, how can I setup a load balancing ahead of time via ec2 to where, I have my main server going and serving but feeding the ec2 servers the excess?
As far as the ppv goes, I was going to setup a subscription page for this and have the player on that page then lock it down to the page with DRM and JW Player. Would this be sufficient?