Adobe Flash Media Server 4 Available on Amazon Web Services

For immediate release

New Collaboration Enables Customers to Leverage Adobe Flash Technology for the Delivery of Rich Media and Social Media Applications with Minimal Upfront Investment

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SEATTLE, Wash. — Dec. 15, 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Amazon Web Services LLC (Nasdaq:AMZN), today announced the availability of Adobe® Flash® Media Server 4 software on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Adobe Flash Media Server, an industry leading solution for streaming video and social media applications, on AWS is designed to be an easy, affordable and scalable way to deliver media experiences without the upfront investment of a full server license. Now small to mid-size publishers, social media developers, large scale enterprise deployments or customers creating one-time events can utilize the full functionality of Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 on a pay-as-you-go model that is scalable and based on user demand with Amazon Web Services.

“Adobe Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services helps to reduce the costs associated with deploying advanced media experiences across multiple screens, including multi-user games, video chat and video streaming,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Creative and Interactive Business Unit, Adobe. “We’re pleased to leverage Amazon Web Services to provide a flexible and cost-effective way for customers to access the rich functionality offered in Adobe Flash Media Server. From social networks to large enterprises, customers can now easily utilize the leading delivery vehicle for online video.”

Amazon Web Services provides customers with access to technology infrastructure services on an easily scalable pay-as-you-go basis. Offerings include Amazon EC2 for compute, Amazon S3 & Elastic Block Store (EBS) for storage, Amazon CloudFront for content delivery and many more. Adobe Flash Media Server on AWS enables customers to deploy and manage high-quality live and on-demand content quickly and easily across multiple platforms and mobile devices, with content protection and advanced playback experiences. With Adobe Flash Media Server on AWS, customers can take advantage of the full feature set of Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 – including multicast and live packaging with HTTP Dynamic Streaming for high quality playback experiences, RTMFP technology that reduces bandwidth usage, real-time interactive applications and peer-assisted communication – without the upfront investment in software licenses. Deployment is scalable; customers pay only for server time and data transfer used, making it more affordable and easier to get started.

“We are pleased that Adobe has launched Adobe Flash Media Server on Amazon EC2,” said Adam Selipsky, vice president, Amazon Web Services. “Amazon EC2 transforms what are historically large fixed costs into much smaller variable costs that map directly to customer use. AWS frees customers from the expenses and complexities of planning, purchasing, and maintaining computing infrastructure, and provides a way for developers to create reliable and secure streaming video experiences.”

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Flash Media Server for Amazon Web Services is available immediately in North America and the Asian Pacific American Coalition. For more detailed information about features, pricing, or to purchase, please visit:

About the Adobe Flash Media Server 4 Family
The Adobe Flash Media Server 4 family of products provides solutions designed for small- and medium-sized publishers up to large enterprise deployments. The Adobe Flash Media Server family includes three versions: Flash Media Streaming Server 4, Flash Media Interactive Server 4 and Flash Media Enterprise Server 4. Adobe Flash Media Server 4 provides powerful new delivery methods that can save significant bandwidth costs and lighten network load to help deliver rich media experiences. Improved performance and quality of service metrics enhance playback quality and new advances with integrated real-time communication open up new business opportunities.

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