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Announcing Orka - Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple

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

August 2019
August 2019

MacStadium Announces New Patent for Its Data Center Technology

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.

August 2019
August 2019

CI Best Practices for iOS and macOS App Development

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.

July 2019
July 2019

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

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

January 2019
February 2019

User and Customer Experience for All

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.

January 2019
January 2019

Capital One Closes $35 Million Credit Facility for MacStadium

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.

January 2019
January 2019

iMac Pro Tech Breakdown

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.

December 2017
November 2018

MacStadium Network Monitoring

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

May 2017
April 2018

MacStadium at Cloud Expo Europe

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.

March 2017
April 2018

MacStadium Travels to Dublin Tech Summit

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

February 2017
April 2018

How to Add iCloud as a Git Repo

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.

December 2016
April 2018

Credit Card Fraud Protection at MacStadium

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

December 2016
November 2018

A New Help Portal for MacStadium Customers

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

November 2016
April 2018

Partnering with the IDA in Ireland to Reach a Global Audience

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

November 2016
April 2018

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

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.

October 2016
April 2018

How to Enable SSH in the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client

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.

August 2016
April 2018

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

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.

July 2016
November 2018

MacStadium and Macminicolo

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.

April 2016
November 2018

A Hosting Option for Almost Every Budget

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.

March 2016
November 2018

How to Apply the ARP-Fix for Colocated Macs

"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.

March 2016
November 2018

Explaining Time Zones and Best Practices for Configuring Time on Servers

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.

February 2016
April 2018

What Makes a Mac Server?

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.

January 2016
April 2018

Mac Server Growing Pains and How to Avoid Them

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.

January 2016
August 2019

Managing VMware ESXi with Just a Mac

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.

December 2015
November 2018

How Rabbit Utilized MacStadium to Reach a Worldwide Audience

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.

December 2015
April 2018

10 Tips for Getting Started at MacStadium

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.

November 2015
April 2018

Top 10 Historical Posts and Videos at MacStadium

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

October 2015
April 2018

Choosing the Right Tool for Continuous Integration and Development

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.

October 2015
April 2018

The Future of Enterprise Looks Apple-Shaped

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

October 2015
April 2018

Science in Virtualization: Efficient Deployment with Clean Room VMs

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

September 2015
April 2018

Survival of the Most Efficient: Intro to Agile Software Development

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

September 2015
April 2019

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

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.

September 2015
November 2018

What We Learned at the 2015 MacIT Conference

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.

July 2015
November 2018

Heading West for the MacIT Conference

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.

July 2015
November 2018

How to setup a MacStadium Cisco IPSEC VPN connection

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.

July 2014
April 2018

Hosted PLEX Media Server

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.

March 2014
April 2018

Hosted OwnCloud File Sync & Share

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!

January 2014
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 30: SSH Basics

SSH allows you to connect securely to your server. In this screencast I walk you through connecting to your server using SSH.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 31: SFTP

SFTP is basically FTP through SSH which makes the communications secure back and forth.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 28: Work Group Manager Overview

With the move from 10.6 to 10.7 and 10.8, Apple has still made the Work Group Manager Application available to those who still like the old UI of the application.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 29: Work Group Manager Preferences

Continued coverage of Work Group Manager. If you haven't viewed the previous screencast on Work Group Manager, you will want to view that one first before this one.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 27: Remote Server Management

Because your server is in a hosted environment accessing your server remotely is a must if you are to manage it and get all you can out of it.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 26: Connecting iOS to WebDAV

With so many people using mobile devices as their primary platform, it is important to have a way to share files with those mobile devices from your server.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 25: Wiki - Customization

One of the advantages of using the built in wiki is you can customize it to fit your needs. The wiki can be a great resource to collaborate with others and to share files.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 24: Wiki - Set Up

With Wiki website, Apple gives you a prebuilt template for a wiki that you can use to host your own wiki, blogs, and other online features like an online calendar.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 23: Profile Manager Devices & Groups

Profile Manager allows you to manage many of the details of setting up your devices so you only have to set it up once and then push those profiles to all your devices.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 22: Profile Manager Users & Groups

Once you have Profile Manager set up you can begin to create profiles that you can use to manage your clients and their devices.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 21: Profile Manager iOS Enrollment

Not only does Profile Manager allow you to enroll your Macs in the service, you can also enroll your iOS devices as well.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 20: Profile Manager Mac Enrollment

In order for your Mac's to be able to receive profiles they need to be enrolled in the Profile Manager Service.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 19: Website Server

Built into Mountain Lion Server is a Website Service that allows you to host multiple websites and does all of the routing internally to the proper address.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 18: Mail

One of the benefits of hosting your own server at MacStadium is being able to host your own mail server. Built right into Mountain Lion Server is a Mail Server that can handle the email for your domain.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 17: Time Machine

Back ups are something we all need to do and make sure all of our client machines are doing to protect our data. In addition to local back ups it is a good idea to have remote back ups as well.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 16: FTP

FTP is a service that most people think about when they think about servers. FTP has been the way many people upload files to servers and while it is an older service it is something many still rely on today.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 15: VPN

Secure connections are something most of us think about today especially on unsecured public wifi networks. A VPN connection can create an encrypted connection to keep all of your data safe.

July 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 14: Messages

With your hosted Mountain Lion Server you have a messages service built in that you can configure and control to suit whatever your needs are.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 13: Contacts

In Mountain Lion Server there is a built in contact service that allows you to set up your own private contacts cloud to keep your contact data in sync across your various devices.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 12: Shared Calendar

Running a Mountain Lion Server calendar yourself adds privacy to your schedule and allows you to have complete control over who views and uses your calendar.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 11: Connect and Auto Mount AFP

Once your shares are set up and you have all your file sharing permission set, you will want to start using those shares and get to them in the most convenient way possible.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 10: File Sharing

File sharing is one of the basic services we all expect from a server. Having access to our files and folders from anywhere on whatever devices we are makes sure that we are never without the documents we need.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 9: Users and Groups

Once you have set up your Open Directory Master it is time to add network accounts to your server.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 8: Profile Manager Set Up & MDM

One of the benefits of OS X Server is the built in MDM (Mobile Device Management) service called Profile Manager.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 7: Open Directory

An Open Directory allows for network accounts and is required for some of Mountain Lion's services like Profile Manager.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 6: DNS

In this screencast I cover the DNS Service in Mountain Lion Server. DNS is the most critical service that must be functioning correctly if all the other services are going to work in OS X Server.

June 2013
April 2018

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 5: SSL Certificates

In this tutorial I cover how to set up SSL Certificates to use the services in Mountain Lion Server.

May 2013
April 2018

Hosted OSX Server Part 4: Ice Floor Firewall & Port Forwarding

In this screencast I cover the advanced OSX Firewall configuration using the 3rd party IceFloor Firewall utility and talk about the notion of 'port forwarding'.

May 2013
November 2018

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 3: Built In Firewall

Because all the ports on your Mac Mini are open in a hosted environment, it becomes more important to deploy a firewall to control who can have access to what services.

May 2013
April 2018

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 2: Installing OSX Server

In this screen-cast I cover how to install the Mac OS X Server application for 10.8.x Mountain Lion and walk you through the entire installation process for your hosted Mac mini Server at MacStadium.

May 2013
April 2018

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 1: Setting Up Your Server

In this screen-cast I will cover how to get started with your new Hosted Mac mini Server at MacStadium.

May 2013
April 2018

SplashTop 30fps GPU Enabled Remote Desktop

I am going to walk you through the process of installing Splashtop Remote and its virtual display driver on your Mac Mini.

August 2012
April 2018

Remotely controlling your Mac Mini server

Where Do I Begin? So you have a MacStadium hosted server and you're all ready to do something with it. The first question on your mind is probably "How do I control this thing?"

July 2012
April 2018