Media Services Application Mapper
Media Services Application Mapper

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Overview

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers several media services that make it fast and easy to prepare, process, and deliver broadcast and over-the-top video from the AWS Cloud. These pay-as-you-go services replace costly, hardware-based video infrastructure to deliver great viewing experiences on multiple screens. With AWS, you can innovate, test, and deploy video services without spending a lot of time or money to procure and integrate technology.

However, it can be a challenge to understand the workflow relationships between different media services and identify the root cause of a problem when multiple media services are sending messages to Amazon CloudWatch, a monitoring and management service.

To help customers more easily visualize media service relationships and the real-time status of linear video services, AWS offers the Media Services Application Mapper. This solution enables customers to display the logical connections between media services, visualize error messages and counts, and produce a list of confidence-ranked root causes for problematic workflows. The solution currently monitors AWS Elemental MediaLive, AWS Elemental MediaPackage, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Simple Storage Service.

Cost

You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this solution. The total cost of this solution depends on your resource inventory and activity. As of the date of publication, the cost for running this solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $1.50 per day. This does not include variable charges for Amazon DynamoDB Auto Scaling for larger inventories. Prices are subject to change. For full details, see the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.

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