Hope someone can give me a little advice. I'm in the process of setting up a website that records and play's back 30 second video resume's. We're thinking of using wowza for the media server. The site will be built on its own dedicated server but ideally we'd like to save / store all the videos on an Amazon S3 storage account in buckets. I noticed you can use wowza on Amazon's EC2 service. Its something i know little about, other than its basically scalable cloud computing. I've had a good look on amazons aws site, but its difficult to work out exactly what EC2 services we'd be using (for costings).
Can someone tell me the advantages of
1. Installing wowza on EC2 and then pushing videos to S3 (is it just a case of its easier to scale up?)
2. Installing wowza on our dedicated server and then pushing the videos to S3. If we installed on dedicated server and the site growth was big and it becomes very busy we this cause issues in terms of speed etc? i guess this comes down to server spec?
Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.