3 Reasons Why The New Oxygen Enterprise Desktop is Better Than Oxygen V2

We recently released the latest version of our desktop client, Oxygen Enterprise. This client was completely rebuilt from the ground-up to include numerous enhancements and features. So for those of you who haven’t updated your old Oxygen V2 desktop client to Oxygen Enterprise yet, you’re missing out! Keep reading for 3 reasons why you should make the switch.

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1. No Initial Load: Login and access your files instantly!

There’s no more need to wait for your huge file sets to sync before you can find the file you’re looking for. Just login and browse instantly through all your files and folders, without waiting for everything to load first. This greatly minimizes bandwidth consumption by eliminating the need for everyone in your office to be constantly syncing all their data every time they use Oxygen.

2. Save Local Disc Space: Sync only the files you need

Our brand new technology we call “Progressive Sync” allows you to sync only what you want, when you want it. You can also easily unsync any files or folders you no longer need from your local device, while knowing these files are saved safely within the cloud and can be synced locally at any time. This powerful solution allows you to maximize your computer disk space.

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3. Progressive Sync: Finally, a sync that can handle an enterprise-level amount of files

Because Progressive Sync easily lets you sync only the files you need, it is the only sync that can handle enterprise level data sets without negatively impacting user experience. Whether you have 10 or 10 million files in Oxygen Enterprise, the speed of the client remains exactly the same. This makes Oxygen Enterprise the easiest cloud storage solution to scale across your company.

No need to sign up for a new Oxygen ID

Existing customers can simply install the new client, log in with your current Oxygen ID, and immediately access your existing storage. There’s no need to migrate any data or account information. Now you simply have a better, faster way to use Oxygen!

How to check what version of Oxygen you’re on

Not sure what version you’re running? Right-click the Oxygen icon (the pink “O” symbol) in your system tray. If you’re on Oxygen Enterprise, you’ll notice right away – the bottom of the menu will say “prod (version number).” For those still on V2, select Preferences from the menu, and the version number will appear as “2.00.xxxx.”

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Start using Oxygen Enterprise today!

Convinced and ready to upgrade? You can find it at the link below. Simply install and login with your existing Oxygen username to get started!

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If you would like to contact an Account Representative to help your company update to Oxygen Enterprise, just email us at customersuccess@oxygencloud.com.

Cheers!
-Sarah
Customer Success Representative

Introducing the new Oxygen Enterprise Desktop!

And…we’re back! It’s been a little quiet over here, but that’s because we’ve working tirelessly to deliver new technology for everyone. We’d like to introduce you to the new Oxygen Enterprise Desktop client with our unique Progressive Sync! You and your team can now get the fastest access to your enterprise-scale storage, while instantly syncing massive file sets with ease. Hurray!

What we’ve learned

Everyone loves sync. We found out from our customers that you don’t just want to sync some files, but you want to be able to access ALL of the files in your company directory. Especially with growing businesses, data storage demands are constantly growing as well as business scales. The problem with regular sync is that it becomes slower the more data you have in your storage. Also, the fact that your entire corporate directory can’t fit into your user’s regular sized laptop doesn’t help either.

With that being said, we decided to redesign how sync works, so you can easily access and get exactly that you need without waiting for everything to download.

A faster, lighter, better desktop client

To start, we built the new Oxygen Enterprise desktop from the ground up specifically to handle enterprise scale storage. No mater how much data you have, you can instantly access all of your files right from your desktop with no initial load time. Our lightweight client provides you with more efficient CPU usage and allows you to browse directly to your files without waiting for everything to sync.

Works with your existing Oxygen storage!

Already an Oxygen user? Perfect! Just install the new Oxygen Enterprise Desktop and seamlessly access your existing account and storage. Instead of a drive, you’ll see an Oxygen Enterprise folder directly on your desktop with all of your spaces within it!

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What is Progressive Sync? 

Our unique Progressive Sync technology allows you to sync only the files you need to access. All of your spaces are now available as folders within Oxygen Enterprise, so you can quickly browse all your files and pick what you want to sync.

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Sync all the files in the folder you’re actively collaborating on. Done with a project? Easily unsync everything with one click to save space on your computer. The files are safely stored in the cloud to dramatically reduce you laptop SSD storage needed. This could easily save you big money on each laptop you purchase in the future!

Progressive Sync could save you $150+ per user laptop

Let’s take the new Toshiba Portege R30-ASMBN22 laptop for example. If you were to purchase this laptop with 128GB of SSD storage, your total would roughly come out to $899.99. However, if 128GB was not enough storage for you, your next option would be 256GB of SSD storage totaling your cost to $1,049.99. Imagine if you never had to purchase 256GB of SSD storage again! You could easily save $150+ per laptop just by using our Progressive Sync technology.

Don’t just take our word for it though -

“Oxygen Cloud could pay for itself just by reducing the capacity cost per desktop. It also should reduce bandwidth requirements required by users and the enterprise. Only data that they are working on or interacting with has to be transferred to them instead of every changed file.”

Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland, George Crump

So, what are you waiting for?

New Oxygen Enterprise Desktop is ready for all of our users today. Just install and login with your username to get started!

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Cheers!
- Michelle

odrive beta was awesome. Now we’re back in the lab!

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A sincere thank you to everyone that participated in the odrive beta. We’ve learned a ton about the experience and features that you need from odrive. And we found things that we couldn’t have found without your help. Now we’re taking your input and going back to the lab to concentrate on some futuristic, George Jetson, stuff…

What “going back to the lab” means:
  • We will continue to support current beta users, but we’ll be releasing new versions more slowly for a bit.
  • We won’t be supporting additional downloads of our beta gateway software.
  • Current beta users will be the first to get the incredible stuff we’re cooking up!

If you haven’t already, follow us on twitter for the latest. Thanks again, and you’ll be hearing from us soon!

Cheers,
-Leo

How to manage all your precious pictures, without weighing down your computer

Let’s face it, we take a LOT of pictures. In fact, every 2 minutes today we take as many pictures as all of humanity took in the 1800s. The difference is now we store them on our computers, rarely viewing, editing, or sending them more than once. Should we really have to carry around 100GB or so worth of pictures with us at all times? What do you do when you actually have more photos than what your regular machine can store? iPhoto forces you to keep those pictures on the same machine or go through an elaborate archival process. Picasa forces you to store your photos in Google storage or again makes you jump through archival hoops.

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We have an answer! Today, I’m going to show how you can easily manage all of your pictures without taking up space on your computer or having to pay for cloud storage.

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3 keys to producing better videos

Producing decent quality video is more and more accessible today. From HD smartphone and camera recording to cardioid USB microphones, from screen capture software to iMovie, good production tools are more affordable than ever. To that, we’ll add one more tool – the best way to manage all those huge files you create during even the smallest production: odrive.

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The best access to your Photoshop and design files

Tired of waiting for Creative Cloud to sync your Photoshop files? Were you ever actually waiting? ;)

Fuggedaboutit. odrive gives you and your team the best access to your design files.

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It’s simple. Setup odrive gateway on a spare computer, an actual file server, or in a cloud like Windows Azure. This machine will act as the master copy of all your Photoshop and design files, and behave like your own dropbox. Pick a machine that already has the design files you want to use, or load it up before you install odrive.

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Build your own dropbox in Windows Azure in minutes

Have a few minutes to spare? Of course you do. Today we’re going to walk you through how to set up your own dropbox in Windows Azure.

What? That’s crazy talk you say?

As we’ve said before, odrive is the easiest way to connect any storage to any user. We’ve already shown you how to make a private dropbox out of an old computer. Well, for those of you that want to test odrive outside of your production environment, on various flavors of Windows Server, this is the post for you. For those that want to see what this Windows Azure thing is about, here’s your excuse.

You can do it all for free, without hardware, in just a few minutes.

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