Thursday, September 2nd 2021

OWC Announces Jellyfish Manager 2.0 Offering New Design, Dashboard, And Cloud Backup Integrations

OWC the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits, announces Jellyfish Manager 2.0. The Jellyfish Manager is the modern, beautiful & intuitive interface between the user and the Jellyfish by OWC. It gives post-production teams the tools they need to be self-reliant and frees up IT teams to stay focused on their day-to-day tasks. With a style that matches the modern-day software tools creatives use daily, Jellyfish Manager is the easiest-to-use tool for server administration ever created.

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 works directly with Jellyfish servers, a specialized shared storage device that allows multiple post-production video editors to work simultaneously with 4K, 6K, and 8K footage. Video teams at some of the largest companies in the world, YouTube creators, post-production houses, and creative agencies love the Jellyfish servers for their ease of use and video workflow support.
Since then, the Jellyfish team at OWC has added a ton of new functionality that called for a new layout focused on organization and a streamlined user interface. The updated design includes easily accessible menus and deep linking throughout the whole application. System alerts are now readily available from all pages in the app also additional tooltips across the board, and intuitive terminology to speed up the learning process.

Embracing the cloud

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 now includes the most requested cloud backup services that allow you to run scheduled backups, and if necessary, recover your data from the cloud. Jellyfish Manager 2.0 also improves integration with Backblaze and included AWS and Wasabi cloud services and will include more in the future.

Enhanced workflow integrations

Frame.io syncing between Jellyfish folders and Frame.io projects are now possible without going through watch folders on your workstation. Combined with the transcoding functionality of Jellyfish Media Engine, this integration helps teams collaborate through Frame.io while storing their original footage on the Jellyfish. If you aren't already familiar, Postlab is a platform that allows teams to collaborate more efficiently in Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. It is cloud-based, but it can run locally on the Jellyfish itself instead of using the cloud with our new Jellyfish integration. We are proud that the Jellyfish is the only on-prem solution that works with Postlab Local.

"We are all excited about all this new functionality," said Josh Minney, COO, OWC. "We hope you will enjoy the improved experience. There are many improvements in the new Jellyfish Manager 2.0 that users won't notice but will allow us to build more integrations with our software and third-party applications."

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 Highlights:
  • Check your vitals: Check your vitals: Monitor memory, temperature, storage, and CPU usage immediately and quickly see the health of your drives
  • Manage file permissions: Decide who gets access to specific shares and folders with just a few clicks. Easily create and add local users and groups for your team and assign them permissions in less time than it takes to upload a cat video to Youtube
  • Customize network settings: Jellyfish systems come completely preconfigured for 4k+ video and direct connections, but if you'd like to create and modify network settings or bond ports into your switch, we promise you won't have to read a 50-page manual first
  • Enable powerful workflows: like Jellyfish Remote Access, Snapshots, Davinci Resolve Collaborative Database, or iconik Storage Gateways
Pricing & Availability
Jellyfish Manager 2.0 will be available to all new customers and customers who have an active support plan.
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8 Comments on OWC Announces Jellyfish Manager 2.0 Offering New Design, Dashboard, And Cloud Backup Integrations

#1
Tardian
Jellyfish Manager 2.0 works directly with Jellyfish servers, a specialized shared storage device that allows multiple post-production video editors to work simultaneously with 4K, 6K, and 8K footage.
When you shoot 8K 4:2:2 video it downsamples to 4K 4:4:4 video and assuming 12 to 16-bit rate, it then edits like a dream. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and GTX 3090 GPU (and better) technology were developed for a good reason.
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#2
DrCR
"A baby blue jellyfish?"

(If you get that reference without looking it up, you might be old..)
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#3
Tardian
"A baby blue jellyfish?"
(If you get that reference without looking it up, you might be old..)

I am old, but I only remember:
Bluebottle is a comedy character from The Goon Show, a 1950s British comedy radio show. The character was created and performed by Peter Sellers. Bluebottle is an adenoidal squeaky-voiced Boy Scout from East Finchley (the same neighborhood of London where Peter Sellers grew up).
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Chrispy_
"OWC the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company"

Wait, what?

OWC are claiming zero-emissions for PC technology which is basically responsible for massive environmental damage, precious metal extraction, lakes of toxic sludge that contaminate groundwater for thousands of km across half a dozen country borders? Electronics manufacturing is some of the highest emission and least environmental-friendly activity that humanity has come up with. I'm really not quite sure why they chose to lead with that.

I know OWC for expensive, yet Apple-certified third-party RAM/SSDs. You didn't buy it because it was zero-emissions or good value, you bought it because Apple either charged more, or didn't offer the capacities that OWC could.
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#5
DrCR
Chrispy_OWC are claiming zero-emissions for PC technology which is basically responsible for massive environmental damage, precious metal extraction, lakes of toxic sludge that contaminate groundwater for thousands of km across half a dozen country borders? Electronics manufacturing is some of the highest emission and least environmental-friendly activity that humanity has come up with. I'm really not quite sure why they chose to lead with that.
They are taking the same approach as electric cars and solar panels i.e. ignoring what it takes to make them. From OWC's perspect, if Tesla et al. get to claim to be green, then OWC must be too.
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#6
Chrispy_
DrCRThey are taking the same approach as electric cars and solar panels i.e. ignoring what it takes to make them. From OWC's perspect, if Tesla et al. get to claim to be green, then OWC must be too.
Ah yes. My Etherium mining farm that wastes 3.5KW is dumped into an air-source heat exchanger to save maybe 1KW of heating for the 5 months a year it's cold enough to need heating.

This way I can call my ETH farm "green" even though it's quintupled my household energy consumption ;)
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#7
R-T-B
Chrispy_OWC are claiming zero-emissions for PC technology which is basically responsible for massive environmental damage, precious metal extraction, lakes of toxic sludge that contaminate groundwater for thousands of km across half a dozen country borders? Electronics manufacturing is some of the highest emission and least environmental-friendly activity that humanity has come up with. I'm really not quite sure why they chose to lead with that.
A.) Those issues you cited aren't emissions.
B.) They are probably purchasing carbon credits to claim that title. It's legally allowed, and apple people love it.
Chrispy_Ah yes. My Etherium mining farm that wastes 3.5KW is dumped into an air-source heat exchanger to save maybe 1KW of heating for the 5 months a year it's cold enough to need heating.

This way I can call my ETH farm "green" even though it's quintupled my household energy consumption ;)
That's not how it works.... at all.
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#8
timta2
Chrispy_"OWC the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company"

Wait, what?

OWC are claiming zero-emissions for PC technology which is basically responsible for massive environmental damage, precious metal extraction, lakes of toxic sludge that contaminate groundwater for thousands of km across half a dozen country borders? Electronics manufacturing is some of the highest emission and least environmental-friendly activity that humanity has come up with. I'm really not quite sure why they chose to lead with that.

I know OWC for expensive, yet Apple-certified third-party RAM/SSDs. You didn't buy it because it was zero-emissions or good value, you bought it because Apple either charged more, or didn't offer the capacities that OWC could.
It really sounds like you have this twisted. They aren't claiming that all of the products they are selling are green, just the way they are selling them is green. It's also sad to me that you can't see the good in all of this through your hate. Who are you buying from that's more green?

"OWC said it was the first technology manufacturer/distributor in the U.S. to become totally on-site wind powered"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_World_Computing
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