No, it's not the latest B-rated horror film (although it should be). Rather it's the name of the Chicago Tribune's load testing program. This tool leverages AWS to spin up EC2 instances to bombard an application, similar to a denial of service (DOS) attack. Bees With Machine Guns was originally created to test the Tribune's website. That means it was designed for HTTP, so after we forked it, we had to modify the source code to support our specific live streaming video protocols: RTMP RTSP WebRTC Basic Functionality Each Bee program runs an "attack" on a server. It does this…

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Time to go Live at Scale! You’re about to launch a big marketing push for your live video streaming app. Your marketing team is confident that the event will attract somewhere between 1,000 (worst case) and 20,000 (best case) active, or concurrent, subscribers. Or even more challenging, what happens if your silent launch somehow attracts thousands more subscribers than you anticipated? Clustering to the Rescue Red5 Pro clustering can help you manage your overnight success! Clustering allows for near-infinite scale by distributing the streams to multiple instances. This post hopes to quickly get you up to speed…

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We have been working hard on a number of features that we are super excited about including clustering and HLS support. You can get the new release here. Make sure to be signed in with your account first. Also, expect new SDKs to follow soon as well. Cheers! RED5 PRO SERVER 0.2 RELEASE NOTES This release has two new features our customers have been requesting. CLUSTERING This version of the server allows for configuring servers together to achieve infinite scale. This is the first version of the feature and is limited to round robin style load balancing of Edge…

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