New on Vultr Marketplace: Ant Media Server
Apr 20, 2022

This is a guest post from our friends at Ant Media, a low latency streaming engine software provider. Ant Media Server Enterprise and Community Editions are available on Vultr Marketplace.

We’re excited to announce the addition of Ant Media Server to Vultr Marketplace.

Ant Media Server is a streaming engine software that offers ultra-low latency streaming with WebRTC technology and support for real time streaming. Any type of live stream can be delivered to a broad range of clients via highly automated, scalable, and clustered infrastructure. Ant Media Server enables remote management of the media server by using Rest APIs and is also provided with Android, iOS, Flutter, Unity, ReactNative and JavaScript SDKs enabling live and ultra-low latency media access from any device.

Ant Media Server comes with adaptive bitrate control to manage live streams to be played at any network speed. Thanks to the rich features supported, users are also able to simulcast their video content to social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

You’ll find the Enterprise Edition and Community Edition of Ant Media Server on the Vultr Marketplace.

Supported features
Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition provides:

• Realtime streaming with WebRTC
• Standard compliant WebRTC stack providing SFU, MCU and Data Channel
• One-to-many or many-to-many streaming support
• Auto scalable clustering configuration with the support of hundreds of thousands of simultaneous viewers
• Video streaming via DASH (w/CMAF) and HLS available
• On-the-fly execution of adaptive bitrate (ABR) for video streaming
• VoD support and recording available in MP4,WebM or HLS format
• VP8, H264, and H265 codes provided
• Horizontal clustering and vertical scaling
• Publishing via RTMP, RTSP, WebRTC and SRT
• Restream via RTMP to any social media platform simultaneously
• Interworking with Hardware GPU encoding (Nvidia GPU, QuickSync)
• IP Camera (ONVIF compatible) with PTZ support
• Secure video streaming using one-time token control
• Object detection via Tensorflow
• iOS & Android & Flutter & Unity & RN SDKs
• Rich Rest API set and JavaScript SDK for remote management and execution
• 360 degree streaming support
• Web management dashboard

Stream security features
• Enable/disable accepting undefined streams
• One time token control
• CORS filter
• Hash-based token
• Publisher IP filter
• JWT stream security filter
• Time-based one time password

For Community Edition, all above listed features are supported excluding ultra low latency streaming (0.5 secs latency), Scalability with Clustering option and ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate).

Technical requirements
We recommend Optimized Cloud Compute instances with at least 4 vCPUs and 8 GB RAM as a minimum requirement. Ant Media Server runs on Linux (Ubuntu) and macOS. It supports only x64 architecture. Ubuntu 18.04 is officially supported and auxiliary scripts are provided for Ubuntu 20.04 and CentOS 8. Ant Media Server can be used on SUSE, Debian, RHLE distributions as well.

You can check Ant Media’s cost calculator or contact to learn more about how you can dimension the hardware based on your needs.

Get Started with Ant Media Server on Vultr
For more information on how to get started and deploy Ant Media Server, visit Vultr Marketplace. You can also see how to install Ant Media Server manually in this video.