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On-demand, Cloud Hyperion and Self-hosted Hyperion: What's the Difference?

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Hyperion is just a fancy term for our streaming server software that sits in the cloud. Hyperion servers are the basis for many of the things you can do in Core, including multi-destination streaming, remote configuration, and bonding. A Hyperion server is required for general operation on our cloud. We have implemented these servers in a few different ways:

On-Demand: Everybody gets an On-Demand server automatically when their encoder connects to Core. You don’t even have to think about it. These servers are designed to be efficient so they spin up / shut down as the user needs them. The IP address of the server is dynamic so it may change every time a new On-Demand server is spun up. If you require a fixed IP address, take a look at a Cloud Hyperion. On-Demand Hyperion servers cannot use the Share Stream function for CoreTV.

Cloud-Hosted Hyperion: These are nearly identical to On-Demand servers in functionality, but have a different implementation. Each instance supports up to 5 simultaneous encoders, allows the “Share Stream” function for CoreTV, gives output links to connected encoders and comes with a dedicated IP address. These are generally more reliable than On-Demand servers because they are a dedicated resource just for you. Cloud Hyperion cost depending on your Core Subscription.

Self-Hosted Hyperion: Also identical to the other two servers, these are for installation at your data center or facility. Self-hosted servers do not come with data charges because the customer is providing all of the bandwidth. However, these servers are leased for a monthly fee and require separate fees to keep them connected to Core. If you’re a business with a dedicated gigabit fiber line and plan to put a lot of traffic through Core, this is a good option for you.

NOTE: Self-hosted/On-Premise Hyperion Servers are available for Enterprise Plan only. If you would like to upgrade your plan, please, reach out to our Sales department at [email protected] or Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm +1 (888) 941-2111 or +1 (949) 743-5780

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