Adobe Stratus is a hosted beta service that uses new RTMFP functionality in Flash Player 10 to connect directly instead of having to round trip between the server and the instance of the player. I chatted with Laurel Reitman and Jozsef Vass about the benefits of RTMFP and Stratus. At the end I demo how to create a very simple chat program using Stratus.Tweet
Andy Plesser has a good interview up with Mike Afergan, an SVP at Akamai in which he talks about the benefits of dynamic streaming, which is part of the latest version of Flash Media Server. Video delivery is an area that I think still has a ton of room for innovation and as I’ve talked to the folks in our FMS group, I’m excited by what they’ve got cooking.
We talked about RTMFP, which we added to Flash Player 10. RTMFP opens up the possibility of creating P2P services in the future with FMS. Once the clients “check in” with FMS, they’ll be able to stream content directly to each other. This should help with quality for live or heavy-traffic events because everyone can share content and bandwidth. We’ve actually got a cloud-hosted service codenamed “Stratus” that will let you try out the technology right now using Adobe’s infrastructure. You can sign up for a developer key on Adobe Labs.Tweet