I’ve been meaning to post this up for a few days now. There’s a new Flash Media Server Usergroup meeting coming up with Kevin Towes talking about FMS4 on Amazon. Here are some quick details on that followed by my own thoughts:
Title: FMS 4 on Amazon Web Services with Kevin Towes
Date: Tuesday, January 18th 12:00 Eastern / 9:00am Pacific (GMT-8)
Join Adobe Sr. Product Manager, Kevin Towes as he reviews and demos Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 running on Amazon Web Services, Adobe’s newest deployment option that makes it easy to access new Peer to Peer functionality and much more. You’ll learn how to deploy your FMS applications quickly and affordably on Amazon Web Services and access the power of new features including major enhancements to playback experience, and quality of service, and support for F4F packaging for HTTP streaming.
If you’re looking to include the FMS platform in your business, and are curious about the opportunities with Amazon Web Services, or just want to get the most out of your investment in Adobe Flash Media Server technology, this session is one you don’t want to miss.
Check out more details on FMS4 on Amazon’s Web Service here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/amazonwebservices/
I’d have to say that this has been a long time coming. Wowza Media Server (FMS’s only direct competition) has been up there for a while and is being used quite heavily from what I understand. The one thing that makes this more of a necessity for Adobe is that they have priced the Enterprise version of FMS out of the range of most companies on this planet. By putting it up on AWS they have brought it back down to a reasonable level for people to use. If you’re wondering why you would use FMS4 Enterprise, it’s because of the peer to peer functionality in the Flash Player.
So with that, it’s important to finally get some images up on AWS so that people don’t have to go out and get a server to install FMS on and then manage it. By having it all easy to setup and get out in 5 mins is going to make it much much easier for many to get into the FMS world and build apps that can take advantage of the powerful streaming and live multiuser system that it is. Good on Adobe for getting to this. I’ve yet to use it myself but we have done a good amount of work with Wowza on AWS (I’ll have to post about that in the near future) and it’s handy to be able to just start and stop instances with automatic setup. Then just connect! kind of idea.
If you’re interested in how it all works, make sure to join up for the usergroup if you haven’t and get in on this meeting. It will most likely be well worth your time. RSVP: http://fms.groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=32832