Greetings. We have implemented a Wowza implementation on the following:
CPU: Intel Core i7 3.4GHz, Hex-Core
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise
The service is used for both live and video on demand streaming. The primary activity is for the delivery of academic content to students in asynchronous learning environments and training content for faculty and staff; however, in addition to that VOD content, we also stream special events, such as university commencement ceremonies and athletic events.
So far, everything has been working smoothly, as expected. To be certain that we do not overload the system, though, we have decided to add a second Wowza implementation to balance the load and to hopefully provide for service redundancy in the event of a failure; therefore, we have purchased a second Wowza license and identical hardware.
Should this second implementation of Wowza be setup such that the two systems operate in Edge-Origin configuration, or would another approach be better suited to this activity?
Also, are we doing ourselves a disservice by employing the use of a non-server OS? Researching the topic yields conflicting viewpoints: some respondents state that concurrent connections are limited for non-server operating systems; however, our logs indicate no such limitation during live event streaming to >300 simultaneous viewers.
With the added second Wowza license, we would be updating an existing WMS3.5 implementation to WSE4.
Thank you for your time,