MacStadium Blog

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MacStadium Achieves ISO/IEC 27018 Certification for Cloud Privacy

July 14, 2021
December 17, 2019

MacStadium adds ISO 27018 certification, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to security and privacy

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Automate Your CI With These 3 Powerful Tools in 2020

March 15, 2021
December 16, 2019

Is CI automation on your team's wishlist for 2020? Check out this piece for three must-have tools before getting started.

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There's a New Mac Pro Coming to MacStadium

March 15, 2021
December 10, 2019

Announced earlier this year during WWDC, the new Mac Pro is officially available to order today. As with every new release, MacStadium was first in line to get our hands on the latest and greatest Apple hardware, and can't wait to see how Orka performs on this new Mac.

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Put Your Things Away with MacStadium’s Five Storage Options

March 15, 2021
December 2, 2019

With one or more of our five storage solutions your team will be ready and able to focus on the work at hand. We break them down in this piece.

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Try Orka with a Playground Environment

March 15, 2021
November 18, 2019

Try Orka hands-on! Get access to a free Orka demo environment for a two-hour window -- spin up VMs, explore the Orka CLI, try the Jenkins plugin, and more.

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Best VM Configurations for Your Specific Use Case

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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?

March 15, 2021
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!

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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.

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

March 15, 2021
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.

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Introducing Orka

March 15, 2021
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

June 21, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
September 5, 2019

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

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Homebrew Tests Catalina on Orka

March 15, 2021
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

June 21, 2021
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


Announcing Orka - Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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.