We are producing an upcoming live-formatted wine and food show and plan on using Wirecast with EC2. My background is animation and video, not Wowza server administration. We've done a great deal of promoting the show [our first air date is Sunday, March 4th] and there is really no way of telling how many concurrent viewers will be logging on to watch.
I have successfully launched small instances and streamed from Wirecast, so I get that part. However, we are not sure how to set up a scaling solution to accommodate as many people as may view the broadcast. I've seen a lot of responses in this forum that points folks to user guides, but they quickly get to techie for my simple mind. I need advice that is broken down into layman's terms, that I can easily understand without a lot of tech jargon.
I've heard the term 'load balancing'. I don't know if that is what we need but ultimately what I am looking for is a solution that will scale and accommodate as many users that will watch our stream.
If there isn't a simple solution, I would be willing to pay the right person a consultation fee to help set us up. Hopefully it won't require that and with some guidance, I can get this going on my own.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!