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Thread: Getting Overcharged Using Docker with WSE

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    Apr 2016

    Angry Getting Overcharged Using Docker with WSE

    We are using Wowza Streaming Engine on Google Cloud Compute Engine in conjunction with Docker:

    We set up a really nice system to build and deploy new Wowza code using Docker and soon realized that Wowza licensing does not work well in this system. When a new version is rolled out a fresh new set of instances are created and we point our users to this new cluster. As you probably already know, WSE contacts Wowza Corporate to let them know a new server is running. This action charges your account for a new license for a month.

    This system of creating a new set of instances is typical of a cloud Docker service.

    So every time we push code a new Docker container is built and we are charged a new month of billing for that instance. This seems unreasonably inflexible to me.

    Is there anyone else out there that is using WSE with Docker in a similar manner that has worked around this problem?

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    If you have not done so already, you may want to raise a ticket with support and get their thoughts on this issue.



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    Apr 2016


    Thanks! Yes I opened a ticket and they refunded the overcharging. They also explained the licensing structure; how it tracks current installs etc. I've never used a piece of software charges your account when you launch an instance before. I was also made aware of the developer license:

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    Thank you for the update. Glad you were able to get this issue resolved.



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