New Umbrel Home Plug-And-Play Server announced by Umbrel
Umbrel, a company that created umbrelOS, has released a new home server option called Umbrel Home. The goal of this new product is to provide users with control over their data, privacy, and digital lives. According to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine, Umbrel Home is priced at $699 and is designed to make self-hosting available to everyone. By using umbrelOS, users can eliminate the need for third-party cloud services and instead use a variety of self-hosted apps found in the Umbrel App Store, such as a Bitcoin/Lightning node, Nextcloud, Plex, and Home Assistant.
The press release explains that Umbrel Home offers accelerated performance with a 2.9GHz Quad-Core Intel CPU, 2TB NVMe SSD, 16GB dual-channel RAM, and an active cooling system while consuming just 10 watts of power. This compact home server outperforms a Raspberry Pi 4-based solution in terms of CPU performance, SSD read and write speeds, RAM, and memory bandwidth.
Mayank Chhabra, Umbrel’s Co-founder and CEO, stated that the company’s goal for Umbrel Home was to create a plug-and-play home server that was specifically engineered for umbrelOS. With the recent challenges in Raspberry Pi pricing and supply chain, they saw an opportunity to bring their vision to life and make it accessible to users of all skill levels.
Self-hosting presents a modern solution for privacy and data ownership concerns. Umbrel Home’s zero-configuration and one-click app installations from the Umbrel App Store make it easy to build a customized ecosystem tailored to individual needs. Pre-orders for Umbrel Home are available on umbrel.com, with shipping set to begin in June 2023. With its exceptional performance, user-friendly features, and affordability, Umbrel Home aims to make self-hosting accessible to a global audience.