Ingest acceleration

Media Services Live 4 provides the optional Ingest Acceleration feature, which resolves encoder to Akamai ingest issues and provides more stability and reliability over the first mile of ingest. For details, see Ingest Acceleration.

To use the Ingest Acceleration feature, you must install the proprietary Akamai software in the system running your encoder. Akamai recommends that you install the Ingest Acceleration software on a Linux computer.

Ensure that your system meets the following prerequisites:

  • Ensure that the encoder and the IAS are running on the same computer. The local host is more reliable than other network computers.
  • Allocate at least 2GB memory for each IP address and port for Linux and 1GB for Windows.
  • The encoder must have the ability to manipulate the hostname and path.
  • The encoder should have the ability to specify port number within the POST or PUT operation.

If your encoder does not allow you to install third-party software in it, then you must install IAS on a separate computer that resides as close to the encoder as possible.