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October 19, 2022 - Shadow News RecapNews
If you missed it, on October 19th, we’ve shared all the details about the Power Upgrade, new market openings, Shadow Drive’s soft launch, and more. Power Upgrade Early Access: Early Access was released starting October 14th for a select group of Users in Europe, available at 9.99€/monthly in addition to the base subscription. This is utilizing a Nvidia A4000, an Nvidia professional card very close to the Nvidia A4500 that will be the one for the Power Upgrade. You can check the performance benchmark below! This Early Access has been a huge milestone at Shadow as it prepares for the release of the Power Upgrade. We’ve worked on this project for over a year to give you the best configuration possible. Power Upgrade Pre-Orders: The Power Upgrade will be released on October 26th for users that pre-ordered, in all territories Shadow operates in. The only exclusion is our Texas datacenter for the time being. Email confirmations will be sent out soon to people who pre-ordered so that t
Shadow’s Services Rolling Out in New MarketsNews
Shadow is expanding 🚀 Austria - Available in Austria Today: https://shadow.tech/at/Canada - September 20th 🚧Spain - This fallItaly, Denmark, and Sweden - September 27th Read more about it here: https://shdw.me/expansion-en In regards to Canada, in order to offer you an optimal experience, we have decided to postpone the launch of Shadow in Canada from September 15 to September 20 at 12pm EDT/9am PDT. We still have some adjustments to make and we apologize for the slight delay. To celebrate Shadow launching in Canada and Austria, the very first users subscribing will get a discount of 5€/CAD every month. Every month!!!🤩 For Canada, use promo code SHADOWCA at checkout!For Austria, the promotion will automatically apply So be ready to order your Shadow on D-Day! Very limited quantities.
September 6th Shadow News RecapNews
If you missed it, on September 6th, we announced all the juicy details about the Power Upgrade, new market openings, Shadow Drive’s soft launch, and more. Power Upgrade Pre-order details: Pre-Orders will be available starting on September 20th, before the Power Upgrade gets globally availability on October 26th Emails will be sent out in two batches for these pre-orders. The first batch will be reserved for those who have previously pre-ordered Ultra and Infinite but have never been delivered, before all people who noted their interest in the pre-ordered form shared back in May will be contacted. The Power Upgrade pre-orders will work on a first come first serve basis, and we expect demand to exceed the available quantities. Check your inbox on September 20! Early Access details: Early access will be available in early October in limited supply and time. The GPU for this Early Access will be an Nvidia A4000, an Nvidia professional card very close to the Nvidia A4500 that will be
A Fully Secured and Affordable Cloud Storage Solution: Shadow Drive Arrives for Early AdoptersNews
Designed in partnership with the European reference Nextcloud, Shadow Drive “soft launches” for selected users in August and will be available to all in Europe this Fall. Shadow Drive is a secured (end-to-end data encryption) and affordable online storage solution designed in partnership with Nextcloud, the world leader in open source storage platforms. Shadow Drive is built on three major features: Store, Share, and Sync, which will allow users to easily store, share and synchronize their data while keeping access to them from anywhere. Data will be accessible via its web interface and through Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Shadow Drive will be available as a soft launch starting this August, that will address the historical hubiC users who have expressed their interest in the new storage solution. The procedure for hubiC users who want to migrate their hubiC data to Shadow Drive will be communicated soon (1). Shadow Drive will be available for free for up to 20 GB of storag
SHADOW Will Attend Gamescom 2022, to Present Its Business Solutions for the Gaming ProfessionalsNews
Meet us in Cologne from August 24-26. Gamescom is back, and SHADOW has RSVP’d to the world’s biggest gaming convention; the French cloud-computing specialist is turning German from August 24 to 26 in Cologne. SHADOW will be stationed in Hall 2.1 - dedicated to professionals - to present Shadow Business Solutions. Professionals from the gaming ecosystem can meet with members of our team to discuss their future in the cloud. SHADOW already offers its expertise to professionals and companies, including the major gaming publisher Bandai Namco Europe. Recently announced, Shadow Business Solutions aims to better serve the specific needs of professionals. In case you missed it: Shadow Business Solutions offers an innovative, flexible range of services dedicated to organizations and individuals seeking revolutionary and professional cloud-based services. Gaming professionals, meet us in Hall 2.1 from August 24-26 Shadow Business Solutions allows you to create, manage, and access a range of pro
How a Filmmaker Relied on Shadow to Create His Latest Short FilmNews
Discover Julien Josselin and his latest project 'La Femme Objet', exclusively edited on Shadow Julien Josselin has been a content creator on YouTube for almost 10 years and now creates his own short films. For his latest film, La Femme Objet, this Breton native relied on Shadow to do all the editing. In this blog post, he'll explain how he discovered Shadow, his use of the cloud computing service, and his ideas to improve the application. Golden Moustache (a French agency producing humorous videos), YouTube (700 000 subscribers), and now short films... Julien Josselin is a jack-of-all-trades whose many projects have one common denominator: fiction (and humor, too). Whether on the web, through comics, or on television, he has always played with images. Josselin got his start studying audiovisual courses in Rennes before earning his degree in cinematography in Rennes-II. How does Shadow fit into all of this? "I've known Shadow for 6 years, since the beginning of the company. If I remem
Flexibility and Power in the Age of Remote Work: Why Architects Have Already Adopted Shadow Business SolutionsNews
Meet Laurent Mudry, co-founder of "Mon Concept Habitation", who’s been using Shadow services for more than two years During its first-ever “Shadow Spotlight” keynote, cloud computing specialist SHADOW announced Shadow Business Solutions - an innovative range of services dedicated to organizations and individuals seeking powerful and flexible professional cloud-based services. Shadow Business Solutions allows professionals to create, manage, and access a range of Shadow cloud computing units, starting from a single high-end workstation, up to the massive rendering power of full servers. All while benefiting from the streaming quality and ease of use of Shadow, and at an incredibly competitive cost. SHADOW is already working with large companies like Bandai Namco Europe, but also has the pleasure to partner with architects like Laurent Mudry, co-founder of "Mon Concept Habitation", who’s been using our Shadow services for more than two years: "I was immediately attracted to this concept
SHADOW Announces New ‘Power Upgrade’, Live this FallNews
The cloud-specialist also announces deployment in new territories, including Canada and Austria Paris, FRANCE - May 18, 2022 - Today, at the first-ever Shadow Spotlight keynote, cloud-computing specialist SHADOW detailed its strategic vision for the coming years and delivered on promises made to its community. Now a global cloud-computing company chaired by Octave Klaba, OVHcloud founder, SHADOW positions itself as the definitive cloud platform for gamers and creatives with this re-launch. Shadow’s Power Upgrade, the best of our cloud computing technology, available to everyone on any connected device SHADOW's original product launched in 2016 offering the aim of allowing all individuals to enjoy the power of a high-end PC within the cloud. The revamped Shadow subscription service features an updated plan: while the starting price remains $29,99 per month, we now offer a brand-new Power Upgrade, available for an additional $14,99. This new upgrade will help realize SHADOW's plan to int
SHADOW Announces Its Cloud Storage Solution: Shadow DriveNews
The future of cloud-based storage solutions is here, fully secured and accessible anywhere, built with European partner Nextcloud Paris, FRANCE - May 18, 2022 - Today, at the first-ever Shadow Spotlight, SHADOW detailed its strategic vision for the coming years and delivered on promises made to its community. Now a global cloud computing company chaired by Octave Klaba, OVHcloud founder, SHADOW is moving forward with the announcement of its new cloud storage solution. Shadow Drive, the online-storage solution by SHADOW, available this fall SHADOW’s vision and ambitions go beyond pure cloud-computing. Today we are introducing Shadow Drive, a secured and affordable online-storage solution built in partnership with Nextcloud, the world-leading open-source file-sharing platform. Shadow Drive will allow users to store their data while keeping it accessible from anywhere. Data will be available via web, desktop and mobile apps which will be unveiled soon. Shadow Drive is fully secured throug
SHADOW Announces Shadow Business Solutions: The Best of Cloud-Computing, Now Tailored for ProfessionalsNews
SHADOW brings its cloud-based expertise to professionals and companies, through offers designed for their specific needs. Paris, FRANCE - May 18, 2022 - Today, at the first-ever Shadow Spotlight keynote, cloud-computing specialist SHADOW detailed its strategic vision for the coming years. Now a global cloud-computing company chaired by Octave Klaba, OVHcloud founder, SHADOW positions itself as the definitive cloud platform for gamers, creatives as well as professionals and businesses, with this re-launch. SHADOW already offers its expertise to professionals and companies, and announced today Shadow Business Solutions to better serve their specific needs. Shadow Business Solutions is composed of an innovative range of services dedicated to organizations and individuals seeking innovative and flexible professional cloud-based services. Shadow Business Solutions will allow you to create, manage, and access a range of professional Shadow cloud computing units, starting from a single high-
SHADOW Announces Strategic Vision - Becoming the Definitive Cloud-Computing Platform for Gamers, Creators, and BusinessesNews
Cloud Specialist Announces Long-Awaited Power Upgrade, a New Storage Product, Shadow Drive, and B2B Offerings: Shadow Business Solutions Paris, FRANCE - May 18, 2022 - Today, at the first-ever Shadow Spotlight keynote, cloud-computing specialist SHADOW detailed its strategic vision for the coming years and delivered on promises made to its community. Now a global cloud-computing company chaired by Octave Klaba, OVHcloud founder, SHADOW is moving forward with a new cloud storage solution. With this re-launch, SHADOW positions itself as the definitive cloud platform for gamers, creatives, and businesses. Shadow’s Power Upgrade, the best of our cloud-computing technology, available to everyone to play, create, and work on any connected device SHADOW's original product launched in 2016 offering the aim of allowing all individuals to enjoy the power of a high-end PC within the cloud. The revamped Shadow subscription service features an updated plan: while the starting price remains $29,99
👋 Welcome to the Community: Please introduce yourself!
Howdy #TeamShadow,Welcome to your new community home! A place to find answers to your questions fast, help others while getting rewarded for it, and discover news quicker than anywhere else. With so many Shadower joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about who you are and all the cool things you - yes, you - do in this beautiful world. Here are some questions you can answer to get your juices flowing...but of course feel free to add anything more Who are you? Where do you come from? Why do you use Shadow and what is your favorite thing about it? What is your favorite game of all time? What game did you last complete? Favorite meme?Alright, let’s get this party started Useful information Forum rules & guidelines How to post
The Shadow VR app finally in Early Access!News
Shadow VR is here, we’ll explain how to install the app and enjoy it to the fullest Available in Alpha for a long time, the Shadow VR app has finally been released, in Early Access. This means it’s accessible to all Shadow users with the dedicated hardware. How does it work? What are the steps to follow to install it? And why is it so cool? We’ll go through everything in this article. The perks of the Shadow VR app If you need to be convinced first, this paragraph is just for you. Otherwise, you can, of course, skip straight to the practical explanations. The main advantage of this application is that you will be able to use all your SteamVR games thanks to Shadow, while benefiting from the power of the latter. Which means: You can experience VR at a lower cost. You can have a 100% wireless setup, powered by the cloud (which is pretty neat). By the way, we're the only ones to offer this. Okay, it's exciting, it's innovative, and you want to know more about it. So how does it work? Ho
Additional Storage now available for EU users!News
Hey #TeamShadow, You asked for it and we (finally) delivered.That’s right, Additional Storage is now available for European users! 👉 ORDER STORAGE NOW! ⚡️ Quick info Adding additional storage is done in 256 GB (HDD) increments for 2.99€/£ per month. Maximum additional storage increments per account is 8 x 256GB. You must have an active Shadow Boost, Ultra or Infinite account to purchase additional storage. 2 Disks on Shadow: Disk C (SSD, base storage that comes with the configuration) Disk D (HDD additional storage) Learn more information about additional storage in our FAQ.And for you US folks, don’t worry, additional storage will be made available in the coming months. Happy storage day, folks!
Additional Storage | Update 03/29/2021News
Availability Update (04/06/2021)Additional storage is currently sold out in the following Shadow data centers:Amsterdam Santa Clara New York Texas ChicagoAvailability information can be found in your account page. That’s right, Additional Storage is available for all! Quick info Adding additional storage is done in 256 GB (HDD) increments. Each increment costs $2.99 per month. Maximum additional storage increments per account is 8 x 256GB (2 TB max). 2 Disks on Shadow: Disk C (SSD, base storage that comes with the configuration) Disk D (HDD additional storage) It can take up to 2 hours for your additional storage to appear on your Shadow after purchase. To access your new additional storage, fully shutdown Windows and reboot it. And for you EU folks, additional storage is also still available in both our Pairs and Amsterdam datacenters.Happy storage day, folks! PS enjoy the space. All of you other fine folks can ORDER STORAGE NOW
FAQ Shadow Ultra & Shadow Infinite DelayNews
last updated on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 in reference to A new beginning in sight for Shadow. Q: I'm an active member. What will happen to my Shadow subscription?Your Shadow subscription will remain fully functional, as usual. There are no impacts on the service. Q: I have an active Shadow Boost subscription and a pre-order for Shadow Ultra or Shadow Infinite in Europe. What will happen?For now, preorders are maintained. The arrival of a new investor will allow us to have more clarity on the deployment plan. As a reminder, preordering a Shadow Ultra or Shadow Infinite is free, and you can always cancel via your account page. Q: What will happen to the planned release of Shadow Ultra and Shadow Infinite in California and New York?While we await for new ownership, the release of these new configurations is put on hold for now. We will update you when we have information to share. I preordered Shadow Boost, will I still be able to access it?Yes, nothing changes. You will be given access
Color Enhancement: meet the new eye-popping feature
It’s a feature a many of you have been craving - looking at you give444colors.And today, we’re chuffed to release this eye-popping feature: Color Enhancement (formerly known as 4:4:4)Color Enhancement pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with cloud computing today by directly showering your eyes in the colorful greatness of true 4:4:4 colors (no chroma subsampling). Up until this point, Shadow was available in 4:2:0, which requires less powerful decoding hardware.You can activate, use and test Color Enhancement just like this To learn more about the feature check out our latest help center article. The new feature will be available on: Windows macOS Linux (Ubuntu) iOS / tvOS that support 4:4:4 Using Color EnhancementWith this feature requiring a lot of processing power and bandwidth, it’s best to use it in situations where true colors are really needed. So when you are editing photos, videos or just chatting away on Discord, this feature will be your best friend. Not only w
Dual Screen is hereNews
Today, we finally have the pleasure of announcing Shadow’s most anticipated feature of all time: Dual Screen. Using a second screen on Shadow was first mentioned 5 years ago—almost as old as Shadow itself—and it hasn’t left our discussions ever since.Our teams tested a wide range of angles and strategies throughout its development cycle before finding the sweet spot, the best possible user experience crossed with a low-as-heck bandwidth profile. And now, it’s here. ‘Here’ meaning we introduced Dual Screen into our official release candidate for: Windows macOS Linux (Ubuntu) Shadow Box (not Shadow Ghost) iOS & iPad OS require additional testing before their big release and will remain in Beta for now. Support for Android devices will follow.To learn more about the feature, how to set it up and why you should use it, check out our latest blog article: 📜 Click Me
A new chapter begins | April 30th, 2021
A new chapter has officially begun for Shadow. We are elated to join HubiC and combine forces in the relentless pursuit of making high-end computing accessible to all. Today, Shadow’s ambitions and potential have never been so high, and we can’t wait to get started. We will now come together as one to discuss the future of Shadow and get back to you soon with more details. Have any questions? Drop them below. We’ll be featuring an FAQ with the top questions from the community.
New Chapter: May UpdateNews
Hey #TeamShadow, We’re a month deep into the new chapter of Shadow (already). As we continue to lay the groundwork, there’s been promising progress on all fronts. Here’s the latest you need to know. And in case you missed it, check out our week 1 recap here. Strengthening team with new talentSince the start of the new chapter, we’ve been busy making adjustments to our team. This means shifting people to new roles, rethinking our processes and redefining what each department does. But what’s more exciting is that we’ll be welcoming a new wave of Shadowers to the team. By the end of 2021, we plan to bring on as many as 30 talented new hires to strengthen and deepen our current staff. Thanks to these reinforcements, we’ll be able to work harder, better, faster, stronger - you know like that one song? And who knows, maybe you’ll be joining us soon. Keep an eye out on our career page for upcoming openings. What’s up with the new offers?Each week, we take one step closer towards establishing
06/07 An Update on activationsNews
Hey #TeamShadow,As we prepare for Shadow’s next chapter, here is an update on the preorders. Earlier this month, activations were temporarily paused to properly transition to our newly announced offer and pricing update. In consequence, this critical process delays the access to Shadow for many of you. As soon as all elements are set, activations will resume.The good news: thanks to our new partnership with OVHcloud, we expect an accelerated delivery rate so you should have access to your Shadow faster. Your account page will be updated with similar information in due time.
FAQ - Shadow Ultra & Infinite in the U.S.F.A.Q.
[UPDATE 05/10/21] Shadow Ultra & Shadow Infinite have been cancelled in the U.S. for now. We will return when we have more information on the situation. Hey #TeamShadow, You will find below the anticipated release dates for Shadow Ultra and Shadow Infinite in the U.S. Please note, the information will remain up-to-date on a regular basis as the deployment progresses. It will be updated only when there’s new information to share. Target release date per datacenterlast updated: March 9Chicago & TexasShadow Ultra: currently available for purchase [Read Update above] Shadow Infinite: Sold out. We will update this FAQ when more becomes available.Other DatacentersCalifornia: March 2021 [ON HOLD] New York: Summer 2021 [ON HOLD]In light of Shadow’s current situation, we are unable to provide estimation dates for the rollout of Shadow Ultra & Shadow Infinite in California and New York. Read our full blog post to learn more about Shadow’s next stage. Frequently Asked Questions last
Shadow for Chromebook, the featherweight champion that can pack a punchNews
Hey #TeamShadow, Quick question:Would you rather have a powerful, but heavy gaming laptop, or a lightweight & portable laptop that can only play a certain Dinosaur Game? And if you could, would you rather have both?A heavy laptop that can only play a Dinosaur Game aka my old and retired university laptop - may he rest in pepperoni.A lightweight laptop that can play the latest PC releases. Something like a Chromebook with access to Shadow, for example.And what if we told you our developers just released an update to Shadow’s backend, which enables you to use Shadow on your beloved Chromebook. As a refresher, check out our dedicated blog article to learn more about our Alpha, Beta and Official release candidates. RequirementsIf you own a Chromebook and you’d like to power it up with Shadow, please make sure that it has access to the Google Play Store. This is the norm for most Chromebooks released after 2015, so if yours is older: double check, just to be sure.A working Internet conn
Shadow is evolving: introducing our new offer
Hey #TeamShadow,On last night's Shadow News, we caught you up to speed on what's been going on at Shadow since our fresh start.We also announced our new offer (and pricing plan) which we recap in this blog post.This new price point will put Shadow on track to cover the costs of our investments, operations and development to grow a sustainable business - and more importantly, allow you to continue work and play through the cloud to your heart’s content.Here's the tl;dr for the new offer: There will now only be one offer, called Shadow The new pricing plan will be 29.99 €/£/$ - month-to-month plan, cancel anytime The pricing change is effective next month (more info coming via email) There will be regular hardware upgrades and feature improvements to Shadow We will announce more details about hardware upgrades later this year We strongly recommend you check out our blog post recapping this info and be sure to read over the FAQ at the bottom!Have a nice weekend and see you in the
05/24 Weekly Post: Shadow Boost Activation UpdateNews
Hey #TeamShadow, Welcome to this belated week’s Shadow Boost activation update which will look quite different to what you are used to.The reason why is that we currently paused all Shadow Boost activations due to the changes coming with our new leadership team. What are we doing in the meantime? While we are still going through a reorganization process internally, we are also using this time to properly map out how and where to distribute Shadow going forward.As soon as we have a clear plan in place, we will resume activations and expect a much faster pace than before thanks to our new partnership with OVH Cloud for Shadow hardware and data centers.We will keep you updated! 💡 Your account page should be updated with similar information in due time.
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