We are looking at implementing Wowza into our company as we have requirements to be able to offer live broadcasts to a large number of users based all over the world. It would be handy to have some advice of this matter and any recommendations that you may suggest. To give you an overview of what we are trying to achieve;
As with every company we have issues with bandwidth, especially when we have a large number of users (500+) in offices all needing to watch the same live stream, this can bring down the WAN. We are deploying multicast across our network so we can multicast the single stream out, however this is not a quick task.
My questions at the moment are;
- Does Wowza support streaming to other Wowza servers?
For example. Say London has 500 users - we deploy a Wowza server locally to distribute the stream to everyone in London. We also have 500 users in Manchester, we don't want 500 separate streams being pushed to those users as it'll destroy the network. Can we deploy a local Wowza server in Manchester as well and stream a single stream to that?
- If you do deploy multiple Wowza servers, how does your desktop client know which Wowza server to pull the stream from?
- Are you able to customise the quality of the stream that is being pushed from Wowza?