On Friday, Jan 21st, 2010, something unprecedented happened: at 11:38 AM CST, Lily the Black Bear, in Minnesota, gave birth LIVE on the internet! Thousands of people rushed to WildEarth.TV to watch this wonderful event. Peaking at a maximum of about 27,000 concurrent viewers, it was streamed across the zaplive.tv dynamic system.
Luckily for WildEarth, they were using Zaplive's highly scalable infrastructure for load balancing live streams from different locations. The infrastructure is based on Wowza Media Server and Amazon EC2.
Simone Brunozzi, AWS Technology Evangelist