MacStadium Blog

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MacStadium Ranks Number 1329 on the 2019 Inc. 5000

December 19, 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

December 19, 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.

Sled Patent Diagram

MacStadium Announces New Patent for Its Data Center Technology

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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!

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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?

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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 19, 2019
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

February 4, 2020
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.