New hosted Panda service begins testing
Although things have been quiet for some time here, rest assured we have been working hard! We’re currently at the final stages testing the new managed Panda service internally. This service will allow people to make use of Panda without the fuss of managing the software installation and EC2 instances manually. The new version includes an improved API, with more control of the encoding options, and the managed service also allows you to instantly scale the number of encoding workers operating at any time.
At present the new API will only be available to a selection of beta users using the new managed service. However we are committed to the continuing the open source development of Panda, and next quarter we hope to have the new open source version of the codebase ready to release. This will be most useful for people who wish to use Panda on their own infrastructure.
If you are interested in being part of the beta, you can sign up for an invite on the homepage. We plan to send out the first invites this week.