Build Your Own Live Streaming Cloud

I’m proud to speak at NETINT’s Build Your Own Live Streaming Cloud Symposium. We’ve assembled an all-star cast of experts to educate streaming engineers on how to build their own encoding and packaging infrastructure and save a bundle over cloud services. 

Speakers include representatives from Wowza, GPAC, id3as (Norsk), Edgio, Greening of Streaming, two of us from NETINT, and two video engineers who will share their experienced building private clouds for their use and their customers.

Join us on Thursday, August 17th, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST.
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Here’s the background:

Producing live streams via a public cloud like AWS is vastly more expensive than owning your own hardware. But the cloud platforms have done a great job convincing the market that owning your own transcoding servers is not only economically unviable but overly complicated.

We disagree. To quote David Hansson, who recently migrated his two SaaS services from the cloud to on-premise, “Don’t let the entrenched cloud interests dazzle you into believing that running your own setup is too complicated. Everyone and their dog did it to get the internet off the ground, and it’s only gotten easier since.”

What’s holding others back? Well, for those who have only operated in the cloud, of course, there’s fear of the unknown. Fear of buying hardware transcoders, fear of buying the right software, fear of choosing the best colocation service. So we decided to fight fear with education and host a symposium to educate streaming engineers on all these topics.

Join our live symposium, “Building Your Own Live Streaming Cloud,” to discover how creating your encoding stack can slash operating costs and boost performance with minimal CAPEX. Learn about choosing transcoding options, transcoding and packaging software, and colocation facilities. We’ll also discuss strategies to reduce carbon emissions from your transcoding engine.

We’re holding this virtual event on August 17th, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST. You will hear from ten different speakers tackling these issues, some product or service providers, and two video engineers who have built, housed, and maintained their live-streaming clouds.

Read more and register here:

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video ( and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less ( I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at I currently work as as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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