Wowza Streaming Engine Now Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Consolidated billing and pay-as-you-go pricing enhances flexibility for Microsoft cloud-based applications

IBC 2016, AMSTERDAM – Sept. 10 2016 – Wowza Media Systems™, a leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide, today announced that the Wowza Streaming Engine™ software is available directly through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Customers will be able to take advantage of pay-as-you-go hourly pricing, providing built-in elasticity to use computing resources as they are needed, through their existing Microsoft Azure account.

“Our customers have already seen great benefit in live and on-demand streaming to large audiences across industries,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. “We’re proud to extend our relationship with Microsoft to offer our technology directly through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This is part of our commitment to deliver the most flexible solutions for live and on-demand streaming.”

“The global scale and high availability of Microsoft Azure, combined with Wowza’s industry expertise, is enhancing the digital video experience of our mutual customers,” said Sudheer Sirivara, GM, Azure Media Services, Microsoft Corp. “We’re pleased to welcome Wowza to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.”

Live and video on demand (VOD) streaming applications can use Microsoft Azure as an open and flexible cloud platform that enables users to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Microsoft Azure customers can quickly map a Wowza Streaming Engine virtual machine in just a few clicks. This will allow applications to easily implement features of the Wowza Streaming Engine software including, transcoding, transmuxing, security, live-streaming, on-the-fly VOD packaging, recording and DVR playback. This enables users to deliver video and audio to any device, anywhere in the world.

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Wowza will showcase its cloud deployments of Wowza Streaming Engine on Micorosft Azure and other Works with Wowza™ partner ecosystems during IBC, 2016, at booth #5.C42.

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Wowza Media Systems™ is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with more than 19,000 customers in 170+ countries. By reducing the complexities of video and audio delivery to any device, Wowza™ enables organizations to expand their reach and more deeply engage their audiences, in industries ranging from education to broadcasting. Service providers, direct customers, and partners worldwide trust Wowza products to provide robust, customizable, and scalable streaming solutions—with powerful APIs and SDKs to meet organizations’ evolving streaming needs. Wowza was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is headquartered in Colorado. For more information, please visit




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