I need help here.
Im so happy to ask question here and u
What i am going to do is.
"Streaming Media Server Co-Location"
We have Encoding Server @ South-Korea.
Source(Real-time) coming to Here the 'Media Server'.
'Media Server' Streaming to about 300 Clients 24/7 Real-Time
and The Media Contents Encoded by 300K~500K Bitrate.
;; Ok I need your help here.
Q#1 What's ur recommended Server's Spec.?
Q#2 What kind of Co-Location Service (10M? 100M?) is better?
Q#3 300K~500K x 300 Clients = 90M~150M -_- am i right??
Q#4 When out Buniness grows We will add more system.
Im thinkin about 2 ways about add more system.
I need your opinion.
#1way - add same server/co-lo service for every 300 added
#2way - make first server as handle 1000 clients and
add high co-lo service every 300 added
I am going to assume that you mean Windows Media 9 Streaming server.
A good server for streaming video clients would have a fiber ethernet card, a 3 ghz or better CPU, and 2 Gig of ram. The size of the hard drive doesnt really matter for streaming. If properly configured and tuned this server would handle over 1,200 simultaneous clients, or 400-450 mbps.
Encoding is usually around 330 kbps, so you that 3 clients works out to 1 mbps. So for 300 clients you would need around 100 mbps of bandwidth. You would want to specifiy a GigE downlink for the server to take care of burst traffic.
The first way of doing it -- building the server to handle the larger load in the beginning will be more cost-effective for you in the long run.
Also, I recommend that you set up two servers in two different locations for redundancy.