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Thread: Can someone explain CloudFront usage charges when using Wowza?

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    Default Can someone explain CloudFront usage charges when using Wowza?

    I can't find an answer anywhere, but I'm wondering if you have Wowza on an EC2 instance that reads from CloudFront would you not get charged CloudFront bandwidth changes AND EC2 bandwidth charges? Or because CloudFront is considered local to EC2, the CloudFront outbound charges wouldn't apply.

    I assume Wowza relays CloudFronts RTMP stream.

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    Local charges for the Wowza EC2 instance will be separate in that scenario.

    Richard

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    So basically, you'd get charged twice for bandwidth. Any way around this?

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    Wowza doesn't charge for bandwidth usage. You would be using Wowza as an origin, and Amazon AWS Cloudfront for distribution.

    Richard

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    Would that not render any security settings on Wowza moot since CF is delivering cached versions of the stream?

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    The Wowza server is just serving chunks of video/audio, it is not involved in CF distribution or security.

    Richard

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    I'm using Wowza 3.5.0 set as HTTP Origina and distribute using CF.

    Your charges will be
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    1) elastic ip ( if any )
    2) ec2 instance server uptime
    3) cf volume transfer to specific regions
    4) load balancer between wowza ec ( if any )

    Just make sure to enable large data transfer ( email to aws team ) is you're doing 1000++ or more concurent users on CF

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