Adobe Stratus Beta is a free, unsupported service intended for experimental, non-commercial use.
at this time there is no limit to the number of simultaneous users who can be connected, although we ask that you let us know if you will have more than 10,000 concurrent users.
OK, but for commercial projects which services would Adobe recommend?
We are developing an intranet project where we'll have several hundred growing to several thousand users online 24/7 and using a Stratus type service.
Any ideas on alternatives to Stratus if it's 'not supported' - we can't be delivering fickle services to our clients.
at this time, Adobe Live Cycle Collaboration Services is a commercial/paid hosted service from Adobe that supports RTMFP communications, but you must use the LCCS frameworks (no "roll your own" with bare NetConnections and NetStreams).
a future version of Flash Media Server will support RTMFP.
Can you connect to LCCS the same way you connect to Stratus with NetConnection.connect and NetStream.DIRECT_CONNECTIONS, or is that what you mean by no "roll your own"?
In other words, say you have a working P2P application on Stratus, does it require more than a url change to make it work on LCCS or the next version of FMS?
it's more involved than a URL change. you can't just use NetConnection.connect() and NetStream.DIRECT_CONNECTIONS. you must use the LCCS APIs for connecting and communicating.
at this time there is no commercial/supported direct equivalent to Stratus. but a future (buyable) release of Flash Media Server will provide equivalent functionality and be deployable on-prem.
Thanks for the info.
I've looked into LCCS a few times and am I correct that in addition to the framework layer the connection methods are not the same technology that Stratus uses? -- as I seem to get traditionally bad latency with LCCS, whereas Stratus yields amazingly fast latency when using direct connections.
You've mentioned before that a buyable version of the media server, supporting multicast should be avilable.
Do you know which version of the Media server? Interactive or Streaming, there is a big differnce is in the price tag 4500$ or 995$ (respectivly).
All I need is the multicast feature.
As anyone, I am still waiting for 2 years for something which is able to make the P2P connection
P2P is so amazing !! And now I think dev are ready to make cool applications with it but where/when can we buy this kind of server ?