MacStadium Blog

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Best VM Configurations for Your Specific Use Case

November 13, 2019
November 11, 2019

In this piece we highlight a few VM configuration settings that you may be overlooking. To optimize performance, these are things you want to take a look at.

Native vs React Native for iOS

Native vs. React Native for iOS: A Smorgasbord for Thought

November 11, 2019
November 7, 2019

A collection of our favorite resources based on specific use cases to help you make a well informed choice as to which route to take in the creation of your next application.

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Selecting a Scalable CI Pipeline for macOS

November 12, 2019
November 7, 2019

Your company is growing and there are many factors contributing to the need for a more efficient CI infrastructure. Learn how MacStadium can aid in the transition to an infrastructure that can support a product at scale.

Xcode 11

Reports of Xcode 11 building slow: 50% increase in build times?

October 17, 2019
October 8, 2019

We recently had a call with a customer who has been experiencing slow run-times after moving to Xcode 11. Have you experienced similar issues? We want to know!

macOS Catalina

Catalina Released... and Live on Orka!

October 17, 2019
October 7, 2019

Catalina was officially released today, and within a matter of hours, the Orka team had made a Catalina ISO available to our customers. We encourage all of our current Orka customers to pull the new ISO and give Catalina a try.

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DevOps World | Jenkins World Talks are LIVE

October 17, 2019
October 3, 2019

The 2019 DevOps World | Jenkins World conference in San Francisco is in the books. While we were there, we hit as many of the talks as we could. In this piece, we take a look back at some of our favorites and give our thoughts and takeaways.

Top 5 Signs it's time to upgrade your Mac CI Build Infrastructure Image

Top 5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Mac CI Build Infrastructure

October 17, 2019
September 23, 2019

Is your homegrown Mac mini build farm keeping pace with your organizational growth? If you're not sure, the MacStadium team has put together the top five signs it's time to make a change for the better.

Orka Video

All About Orka

September 11, 2019
September 10, 2019

MacStadium has officially released Orka, our new virtualization layer for Mac build infrastructure based on Docker and Kubernetes technology. In this video, the MacStadium team shares why Orka was created, how Orka works, why building on Macs is different than other platforms, and much more.

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Virtualizing Mac Infrastructure at Scale: A Dropbox Case Study at VMworld 2019

September 24, 2019
September 9, 2019

MacStadium had the pleasure of presenting a case study on virtualizing Mac infrastructure at scale with Dropbox during a live session at VMworld 2019.

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Check Out Our New Site-to-Site Networking Docs

September 11, 2019
September 5, 2019

We have recently expanded our Mac private cloud Site-to-Site Networking documentation to include specific setup instructions.

macOS Catalina on Orka

Homebrew Tests Catalina on Orka

September 11, 2019
August 15, 2019

Participating in the Orka beta program this summer, Homebrew teamed up with MacStadium to test the macOS Catalina beta on Orka to great success.

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MacStadium Ranks Number 1329 on the 2019 Inc. 5000

September 11, 2019
August 14, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, MacStadium appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year revenue growth of 310 percent

Orka

Announcing Orka - Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple

August 13, 2019
August 13, 2019

Released today, Orka (Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple) is our new virtualization layer for Mac build infrastructure based on Docker and Kubernetes technology.

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MacStadium Announces New Patent for Its Data Center Technology

August 8, 2019
August 7, 2019

We're excited to announce our latest patent for rack mounting Mac Pros. This raises our patent portfolio to five issued patents dating back to 2016.

Benchmarking with Multiple vSphere Builds Using Jenkins

Benchmarking with Multiple vSphere Builds Using Jenkins

August 8, 2019
August 2, 2019

We've set out to discover best practices when virtualizing with vSphere and Jenkins when paired with MacStadium. Read what we consider to be the best way to produce ephemeral VMs.

CI on Mac

CI/CD Differences on Mac Infrastructure

July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019

CI/CD, regardless of the OS associated with it, is generally the same at a high level. However, there are some distinctions in the world of Mac CI/CD including Mac-specific tools and best practices.

MacStadium and Terraform

Provisioning on MacStadium with Terraform

July 23, 2019
July 17, 2019

In the latest in a series of helpful posts for new MacStadium adopters, get tips for using HashiCorp's Terraform with each of MacStadium's virtualization platforms.

AltConf Panel

CI Best Practices for iOS and macOS App Development

July 23, 2019
July 10, 2019

MacStadium recently hosted a panel on CI best practices at AltConf. It was an interesting discussion as the companies participating in the panel represent very different development teams and CI practices.

MacStadium and Ansible

Provisioning on MacStadium with Ansible

July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019

In a series of blog posts, we will provide some pointers and a few examples for new MacStadium adopters to use as a guide. Let's start with Ansible...

Catalyst

CI Changes with Catalyst

July 7, 2019
July 2, 2019

Apple highlighted Catalyst’s new features and increased functionality at WWDC. When mass adoption hits, there will need to be some changes to Mac-related CI workflows.

Ephemeral builds

Benefits of Ephemeral iOS Builds

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019

Mobile DevOps has unique challenges especially when building for the Apple platform. In this post, we will cover the process of self-managed iOS builds and benefits of using ephemeral builds.

WWDC Week in Review

Week in Review: Orka, Mac Pro, WWDC, AltConf and more!

July 7, 2019
June 9, 2019

This has been a busy week at MacStadium. So much so that we put together a “Week in Review." Read on for all the great stuff that happened just in the first week of June alone.

WWDC 2019

Where to Be at WWDC

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

WWDC is almost here. It seems that more and more events are planned in and around San Jose for this annual Apple event. As usual, MacStadium will have a big presence in San Jose and this year we have a whale of an announcement to make as well. Come and see us!

Ansible

MacStadium + Ansible are Making Life Easier for DevOps Teams

May 28, 2019
May 22, 2019

Provisioning your Mac cloud virtual machines for macOS and iOS CI just got easier. MacStadium engineers have put together some example Ansible scripts for provisioning your CI build environment.

MacStadium Docs

New MacStadium Docs Site

September 11, 2019
April 18, 2019

We are excited to announce our new documentation website. Visit docs.macstadium.com for quick start guides, answers to your most frequently asked questions, best practices for different use cases, code examples, and much more!

SOC 3

MacStadium Achieves SOC 3 Security Compliance

February 25, 2019
February 19, 2019

To demonstrate our commitment to security, we are excited to announce that we have added SOC 3 compliance to our list of security certifications.

Mac mini

What to do with your old Mac minis?

February 25, 2019
February 7, 2019

So, what happens when the world starts upgrading Mac minis to the shiny new 2018 model? That old mini isn't dead yet! We've put together a list of ideas to repurpose your old mini and give it new life.

TAG Top 40

MacStadium is a TAG Top 40 Innovative Company for the Second Year

February 25, 2019
January 23, 2019

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced MacStadium as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

AppDynamics APM

User and Customer Experience for All

January 23, 2019
January 21, 2019

Without users for the platforms we build, even the most groundbreaking applications can quickly turn into shelfware. Humans, of course, can be unpredictable and demanding but—love or hate them—they’re the reason we build platforms in the first place.

Capital One

Capital One Closes $35 Million Credit Facility for MacStadium

January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019

Capital One announced a $35 million, five-year revolving line of credit for MacStadium. The company is using the revolver to fund the purchase of new equipment and fuel additional growth.

2018 Mac mini

The Long-Awaited 2018 Mac mini is Here!

December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

We've been hard at work making sure that the new Mac mini meets the same high expectations we have for all of our Mac infrastructure. We know you have questions about the status of the new mini, so we’re assembled this quick FAQ.

MacStadium Slack Community

Chat with MacStadium on Slack

December 17, 2018
December 12, 2018

We’re excited to announce our new Slack channel! We created the MacStadium Community channel for open discussion about best practices, innovation, and collaboration.

Deloitte Fast 500

MacStadium Ranked 182 on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500

November 19, 2018
November 15, 2018

We're excited to be number 182 on the 2018 Technology Deloitte Fast 500. This is the third year MacStadium been recognized by Deloitte on their list of the fastest growing tech companies in North America.

vSphere 6.7

How to Upgrade ESX Hosts to vSphere 6.7

November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018

While we've been using and testing it for a while, we now officially support vSphere 6.7, which includes support for Apple File System (APFS) and macOS Mojave. Check out this guide to help you navigate the upgrade process.

Most mini Day of My Life

The Most mini Day of My Life

October 31, 2018
October 31, 2018

"I'm Mac mini aficionado and MacStadium VP Brian Stucki, and today is the most mini day of my life." Let me share 24 hours in Brooklyn and some of the things that led up to that day. I also have some thoughts on the new Mac mini.

VMware Quick Start Guide

MacStadium VMware Private Cloud Quick Start Guide

October 27, 2018
October 23, 2018

Get up and running with your MacStadium VMware private cloud quickly and easily with our VMware Private Cloud Quick Start Guide.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication in the Customer Portal

October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018

MacStadium now offers the ability for customers to enable two-factor authentication when logging into the portal, providing an additional layer of security when accessing your customer environment.

macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave – What You Need to Know

October 17, 2018
September 28, 2018

While macOS Mojave is primarily a consumer focused release, there are also lots of performance and stability improvements that will make MacStadium customers happy. Find out what you need to know about upgrading here.

VMworld Panel

Virtualizing macOS at Scale for iOS DevOps

November 5, 2018
September 21, 2018

MacStadium recently hosted a well-attended panel discussion on Virtualizing macOS at Scale for iOS DevOps with some of our top customers at VMworld in Las Vegas. Read on for highlights, a video, a transcript, and more.

VMworld 2018

MacStadium Makes a Splash at VMworld

September 21, 2018
September 7, 2018

MacStadium was pleased to attend VMworld as a “New Innovator” last week, where we surprised even the most experienced VMware users – their employees – with our success at running VMware Enterprise on Macs.

Speeding Up Xcode Builds

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

As projects grow, build times can become problematic. However, there are several tweaks you can make to Xcode that can decrease the amount of time it takes for builds to complete without any extra work.

Virtual Command

MacStadium Acquires Cloud Orchestration Software Company

September 4, 2018
August 28, 2018

Addition of Virtual Command's Atlanta-based key personnel and intellectual property will fuel MacStadium's growth in cloud deployment.

Make Sure You're Covered for the L1 Termination Fault Vulnerability

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

VMware recently announced potential new impacts of the L1 Termination Fault Vulnerability. Read on to make sure you're covered.

Foreshadow

MacStadium Customers Are Protected from Foreshadow

September 11, 2018
August 17, 2018

Foreshadow is causing IT and DevOps professionals headaches this week as they apply a slew of patches meant to mitigate any potential impacts.

Inc. 5000

MacStadium Ranks Number 923 on the 2018 Inc. 5000

August 15, 2018
August 16, 2018

For the third time, MacStadium appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year revenue growth of 536 percent

2012 i5 Mac mini

Retiring the 2012 i5 Mac mini

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

We have decided to retire our base 2012 i5 Mac mini from our lineup. Existing customers can keep using them, but we'll steer new customers toward the i7 line.

App Store

Apple’s $1T Market Cap is Good for CI

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

Apple's recent earnings and $1T valuation only mean an increase in iOS and macOS app production and their corresponding CI efforts.

Knowledge Base

New MacStadium Knowledge Base

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

We've launched a new Knowledge Base! Read articles, follow tutorials, and have your frequently asked questions answered here.

Trends in iOS DevOps

How does your iOS DevOps program compare?

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Check out the results of the iOS developer survey we conducted at this year’s WWDC and AltConf.

Anka

Anka Private Clouds for iOS CI and DevOps

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018

Anka is a powerful and easy-to-use virtualization engine for continuous integration on macOS, and it provides an alternative to our traditional VMware private clouds.

iMac Pro

The iMac Pro is Coming to MacStadium

June 25, 2018
June 19, 2018

Coming soon! Harness the power of the iMac Pro in a private cloud from MacStadium. See a preview from WWDC...

ACG Fast 40

MacStadium Named #6 on ACG's Fast 40

November 5, 2018
June 14, 2018

MacStadium was included on ACG Atlanta's "Georgia Fast 40," an award that recognizes the fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

WWDC18

Where to Be at WWDC

February 25, 2019
May 22, 2018

WWDC is fast approaching. If you’re planning to visit San Jose, you’ll want to be sure your time is filled with both work and fun. Even if you weren’t able to get a ticket to WWDC itself, there is still plenty to do.

Jenkins Days

Join MacStadium at Jenkins Days

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

Join a gathering of DevOps leaders and Jenkins users for a full-day event to discuss the latest advancements in continuous delivery best practices and automation.

TiE50

MacStadium Announced as a 2018 TiE50 Winner

April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018

MacStadium has been selected as a "2018 TiE50 Winner" for TiE Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program recognizing the world's most innovative tech startups.

Pacesetter Awards

MacStadium Recognized as an Atlanta Pacesetter

April 26, 2018
April 26, 2018

We're excited to announce that MacStadium is a winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Award, honoring Atlanta's fastest-growing private companies.

ISO Certification

MacStadium Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

May 22, 2018
April 24, 2018

Independent audit verifies that MacStadium meets the global standard for information security best practices and risk management.

New MacStadium Website

MacStadium Launches Redesigned Website

April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we have a new-and-improved website today! The new website features a refreshed design and improved functionality that will enhance user experience across the site.

Mac mini racks

Ways to use your Mac server

October 19, 2018
April 3, 2018

When you say to yourself, "I'd love to try a Mac server but I just don't know what I'd do with it," take a look at this list. It's a mix of Mac apps, open source projects, and iOS tools.

TAG Top 40

MacStadium Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

April 11, 2018
February 22, 2018

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced MacStadium as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

Meltdown and Spectre

Update on the Intel Security Issues

April 11, 2018
January 4, 2018

Meltdown, affecting Intel processors, and Spectre, affecting Intel, AMD and ARM processors, are security flaws that could give applications access to protected kernel memory data.

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MacStadium Notes: A review of 2017 and one big announcement

April 11, 2018
December 27, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to share with you what has been happening at MacStadium this year. This has been a busy year for us!

iMac Pro

iMac Pro Tech Breakdown

November 20, 2018
December 15, 2017

Around summertime we got the first couple of teasers showing just how incredibly powerful the new iMac Pro was going to be and now we know that these iMac Pros are the most powerful Macs Apple has ever released to date.

Ken Foster

Security Q&A with MacStadium’s CISO, Ken Foster

April 11, 2018
November 14, 2017

How are the security concerns around CI/CD different from those of other workloads? With CI/CD, the speed and number of changes occurring can lead to higher exposure to vulnerabilities.

Fast 500

MacStadium Ranked #125 on Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500™

April 18, 2018
November 9, 2017

MacStadium is number 125 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecom, life sciences and energy tech companies.

Mac minis

The current Mac mini is three years old

April 11, 2018
October 16, 2017

It’s been three years since the current Mac mini was released on Oct 16, 2014. Four hundred million humans have been born since that day and have never known a new Mac mini.

MacStadium Portal

Introducing the New MacStadium Customer Portal

February 25, 2019
September 28, 2017

We have listened to your feedback on our current subscriber dashboard and we are excited to announce the all-new MacStadium Customer Portal.

Syncing Status

Science confirmed: text replacements do not sync

February 25, 2019
September 25, 2017

Text replacement snippets are a useful tool that can be used on macOS and iOS. You create shortcut text that, when typed, expands to something longer.

High Sierra

Some tips on High Sierra at MacStadium

April 11, 2018
September 21, 2017

High Sierra is almost among us. Here are a few things you should consider as you decide to upgrade to macOS 10.13.

Venture Atlanta

MacStadium Selected to Present at Venture Atlanta 2017

April 11, 2018
September 18, 2017

MacStadium has been selected to present at Venture Atlanta 2017, the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital.

Inc 5000

MacStadium is in the Inc 500 for the second year in a row!

April 11, 2018
August 17, 2017

Here we are one year (and a lot of change) later, and we’re even more excited to be on the list a second time.

NuoRDS

NuoRDS is a scalable terminal server for Mac

December 17, 2018
August 9, 2017

There is a new terminal server option for Mac. It is called NuoRDS. It is simple to install, has a number of options and is quite well developed.

Transmit

Use Transmit and a Mac mini at MacStadium

November 5, 2018
July 18, 2017

The venerable Panic Inc announced Transmit 5 today, and update to a very popular file transfer app that just gets better and better.

Talk Show Live

MacStadium Notes: Gitlab, Uber, Zayo, Summit Partners and more

April 11, 2018
July 10, 2017

From time to time our customers will post about their experience with us. We love to read these posts.

Talk Show Live

Observations on sponsoring The Talk Show Live

November 5, 2018
June 9, 2017

This week at Apple's WWDC, John Gruber of Daring Fireball hosted his sixth annual "The Talk Show Live" and we were happy to help sponsor it.

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MacStadium Network Monitoring

April 11, 2018
May 2, 2017

Monitoring network performance of hosted servers is essential to managing the capabilities of the software running on your Mac servers at MacStadium.

Pure Storage

MacStadium Notes: Shopify, Pure Storage, and more

February 25, 2019
April 21, 2017

From time to time, our customers will post about their experience with us. We love to read these posts.

Wall-E and Eve

A new life for Xserve

April 11, 2018
March 28, 2017

As the Mac mini became Apple’s most popular server, we started to phase out the Xserve hosting. These machines were six times the size and way more power hungry than the Mac mini so they weren’t as profitable for us.

Cloud Expo Europe

MacStadium at Cloud Expo Europe

April 11, 2018
March 14, 2017

A month after experiencing Dublin Tech Summit, we're taking another trip to Europe. This time our team will be in London for Cloud Expo Europe 2017 March 15 - 16.

iPad

Work with macOS on an iPad or iPhone

April 15, 2018
March 6, 2017

As iOS becomes more powerful, and screens get larger and larger, many people are traveling with just an iPhone or iPad.

Dublin Tech Summit

MacStadium Travels to Dublin Tech Summit

April 11, 2018
February 9, 2017

For our first big event of 2017, MacStadium is heading to Dublin, Ireland for the inaugural Dublin Tech Summit.

Git

How to Add iCloud as a Git Repo

April 11, 2018
December 28, 2016

What if you could use Apple's iCloud to store a local copy of your code and have it available on any of your Apple devices as well? This is certainly possible.

Mac Pro Rack

Partner with MacStadium for Mac CI hosting

April 11, 2018
December 8, 2016

Over the last year, MacStadium has seen tremendous growth by offering Mac servers for development and continuous integration.

Mac Pro Rack

We now offer instant activation on Mac Pros

April 11, 2018
December 6, 2016

We are now staging Mac Pros for instant activation. We keep our most popular configurations ready to go so you can sign up and get started right away.

Credit Card Fraud Protection

Credit Card Fraud Protection at MacStadium

November 5, 2018
December 2, 2016

In case your transaction is flagged by our system, quickly get up and running at MacStadium.

MacStadium Help Site

A New Help Portal for MacStadium Customers

April 11, 2018
November 10, 2016

Today, we're releasing a new dedicated Help portal with built-in search for our customers and others new to Mac hosting.

MacStadium in Ireland

Partnering with the IDA in Ireland to Reach a Global Audience

April 11, 2018
November 8, 2016

Behind-the-scenes details and talk about what it means to be the first enterprise-class, growth-friendly Mac hosting provider in EMEA.

Stacks of minis

Be notified when MacStadium offers a promotion

April 13, 2018
October 28, 2016

From time to time, MacStadium will offer special promotions and coupon codes for new customers to sign up and try our service.

Bjango

Monitor your Mac servers with iStat from Bjango

April 18, 2018
October 25, 2016

Bjango is a well respected and long time developer for great Mac and iOS apps. They have released new apps that will help you monitor your remote servers from your Mac or iOS devices.

VPN Server

Setup a VPN server with macOS Sierra server 10.12

April 18, 2018
October 24, 2016

We have a lot of customers who use their Mac mini as a VPN server. This works great when you need an IP address in the US, or a secure internet connection on the road.

From OS X to macOS

Upgrade from OS X 10.11 El Capitan to macOS 10.12 Sierra Best Practices

April 18, 2018
October 6, 2016

While there are many brave souls who updated to macOS 10.12 Sierra immediately, we're sure many of you were waiting for the all clear.

Mac candle

Super sniffer test of the "New Mac" candle

November 5, 2018
October 5, 2016

The “New Mac Candle” is a hand-poured soy wax candle that is supposed to mimic the new Mac smell. We ordered one right away so we could put it to the test with our expert sniffers.

iOS 10

iOS 10 brings simple setup with macOS Server

November 20, 2018
September 13, 2016

This update brings all sorts of upgrades and features, but there is one particular that is quite useful if you are running a Mac server to host your mail, notes, calendars and other features in macOS Server.

iPad Settings

How to setup a Mac Server as an MDM using Profile Manager

April 18, 2018
September 8, 2016

This tutorial will introduce you to Apple’s very own MDM solution, called Profile Manager. Profile Manager provides an impressive feature set, is easy to use, rather stable and — above all — very affordable.

Resilio

Setup a file server with Resilio on a Mac mini

April 18, 2018
August 15, 2016

Resilio Sync is a power application that lets you run your own file syncing server. It has many of the powerful features found in Dropbox, but it runs on your own hardware.

US West - Las Vegas

Mac Hosting in Europe and US West

April 13, 2018
August 9, 2016

In an effort to better serve customers around the world, we’re happy to announce that you can now host Mac minis and Mac Pros in multiple locations around the globe.

SSH

How to Enable SSH in the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client

April 13, 2018
August 9, 2016

A few customers have asked about this now that we’re provisioning more Mac servers with ESXi 6.0 U2. Rather than have you wait for a support ticket, you can take care of it yourself with the following guide.

OS X Virtual Machine

Bug Fix: Deploying OSX VMs to a Single ESXi Host via Embedded Host Client

November 20, 2018
July 13, 2016

Thanks to one of our customers, we recently discovered an issue with the VMware ESXi host client that has the potential to affect many MacStadium users.

Mac minis

MacStadium and Macminicolo

November 5, 2018
April 6, 2016

2016 is already full of excitement for our team at MacStadium. Read on for the highlights about our growth, new funding, and acquisition of Macminicolo.

Data Center

A Hosting Option for Almost Every Budget

November 5, 2018
March 4, 2016

The base of every subscription at MacStadium is the hosting plan. All of our services are offered on a monthly basis so you'll pay for that hosting plan every single month you have an active subscription.

ARP Fix Status

How to Apply the ARP-Fix for Colocated Macs

November 5, 2018
March 3, 2016

"Why do I have constant issues connecting to my colocated Mac running OS X?" This question doesn't come up often, but it’s worth sharing the most likely answer and how to fix the issue permanently.

Time Zones

Explaining Time Zones and Best Practices for Configuring Time on Servers

April 13, 2018
February 18, 2016

Let’s look at how time zones came about, how technology handles time zones, and ways to avoid time zone issues in software development and infrastructure management.

CPU

What Makes a Mac Server?

April 13, 2018
January 20, 2016

In this article, we'll go over the basic components of a Mac server and the purpose each component plays in making the server work. With this knowledge, the hardware can help you create the next app of the year.

Dedicated Mac Server Comparison

Mac Server Growing Pains and How to Avoid Them

August 8, 2019
January 20, 2016

This post is part of our beginner's guide to hosting, Mac servers, and virtualization. Follow along on Twitter or with RSS. Your team has released a brand new app and it’s flooded with new users.

VMware ESXi Management from a Mac

Managing VMware ESXi with Just a Mac

November 5, 2018
December 17, 2015

In early 2016, VMware began including the embedded HTML5 host client for managing ESXi in version 6.0 U2 from your web browser. It’s a great solution for users getting started with a dedicated Mac.

Rabbit

How Rabbit Utilized MacStadium to Reach a Worldwide Audience

April 13, 2018
December 2, 2015

Check out our case study and see how Rabbit grew on a Mac mini solution and migrated to blade infrastructure without issue thanks to our dedicated engineering team and network infrastructure.

MacStadium

10 Tips for Getting Started at MacStadium

April 13, 2018
November 11, 2015

Whether you’re just testing the waters with a free trial or setting up your first server for development and testing, below you’ll find some tips for taking advantage of the service right from day one.

Top 10 Videos

Top 10 Historical Posts and Videos at MacStadium

April 13, 2018
October 20, 2015

In this article, we'll look back at our most popular content on the MacStadium Blog and Youtube channel from 2011 up to now.

CI

Choosing the Right Tool for Continuous Integration and Development

April 13, 2018
October 13, 2015

Many MacStadium customers take advantage of the fast internet connection and strong performance of one or more Mac mini’s to outsource CI and CD build server duties.

Xserves

The Future of Enterprise Looks Apple-Shaped

April 13, 2018
October 5, 2015

When Apple talks, consumers listen. That's the message we hear so often these days. When Apple talks, the tech world listens.

Science in Virtualization

Science in Virtualization: Efficient Deployment with Clean Room VMs

April 14, 2018
September 25, 2015

Science is difficult. Developing a strict testing system for a science experiment that is repeatable in other lab environments is even harder.

Scrum Process

Survival of the Most Efficient: Intro to Agile Software Development

April 18, 2019
September 15, 2015

With the software industry moving forward rapidly and trends shifting, a delay in product release can be disastrous for a company.

Travis CI

How Travis CI Halved Boot Times for OS X and iOS Testing at MacStadium

November 5, 2018
September 9, 2015

Travis CI is one of the best examples of a company succeeding in the continuous integration space with a variety of free and paid, open and closed source platforms.

Mac IT Conference

What We Learned at the 2015 MacIT Conference

November 20, 2018
July 30, 2015

The 2015 MacIT Conference had 500+ attendees and we were excited to be a gold sponsor. We're excited to be back in Atlanta, after the MacIT Conference, but we're sad to see it's over.

Mac IT

Heading West for the MacIT Conference

November 20, 2018
July 9, 2015

In less than one weeks’ time, we'll be heading to Santa Clara, California for the MacIT Conference. We're proud to be a Gold-level sponsor of this enterprise Apple-specific event.

Mac mini performance

Mac mini 2014 Tear-Down and Benchmarks

November 5, 2018
October 24, 2014

A couple days ago, Apple released its latest round of Mac mini hardware to the world. Today, we show you a complete step by step how-to tear-down the 2014 Mac mini from the outside-in.

Apple

Apple’s Big Announcement is Here

April 14, 2018
October 16, 2014

"It's been way too long." That’s the cryptic message Apple sent out a few weeks ago as a teaser to its big announcement made today.

GPU Enablers

OSX 10.8 & 10.9 Headless GPU Enabler Comparisons

April 14, 2018
August 11, 2014

Did you know you can easily change your remote desktop resolution to a variety of choices which will best suit your requirements? From 800x600 to 1080p and beyond, we have solutions that will enable them all!

Cisco IPSEC VPN

How to setup a MacStadium Cisco IPSEC VPN connection

April 18, 2018
July 30, 2014

The majority of our enterprise customers (and all customers using Mac private cloud environments) take advantage of one of the Cisco Firewall options that we offer here at MacStadium.

MacDIrectory

MacDirectory interviews MacStadium!

April 14, 2018
June 24, 2014

If you ever had any unanswered questions about what we do, and how we do it here at MacStadium, this article will likely fill in the gaps.

Moving from AWS to MacStadium

Moving from Amazon to MacStadium?

November 5, 2018
May 21, 2014

The case for shutting down your Amazon EC2 VPS instances and moving them to dedicated infrastructure is now more palpable than ever!

Speed Test

Hosting Elite Gigabit Speed Tests

April 17, 2018
May 15, 2014

Often times subscribers wonder if Hosting Elite (Gigabit) connectivity is ‘really’ full Gigabit, and is it ‘really’ 10x faster than our Hosting Pro 100Mbps package… The answer is YES!

PLEX

Hosted PLEX Media Server

April 15, 2018
March 27, 2014

Utilizing a hosted Mac at MacStadium to run Plex media server is a great solution! Plex organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.

Network Environment

OS X 10.9 & 10.10 Bugs & Network ARP Issues

November 5, 2018
January 24, 2014

Several weeks ago, we have obtained a working patch which corrects this condition for 10.9.x and 10.10.x. It is our understanding that this patch will eventually be incorporated into a future version of OS X 10.10.x Mavericks.

OwnCloud

Hosted OwnCloud File Sync & Share

April 15, 2018
January 21, 2014

Configuring a hosted Mac server at MacStadium to run a dedicated OwnCloud private cloud storage solution is a great solution for businesses of any size!

OS X Mavericks

OS X 10.9 Mavericks is here - and its Free!

April 13, 2018
October 23, 2013

Great news from Apple today! OS X 10.9 aka 'Mavericks' is now available on the App store for FREE as a single step upgrade for all Mac mini server hardware 2009 and beyond!