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Teradici and MacStadium to Enable High-Performance Remote Access for the Mac

New partnership will provide users with the remote working experience that they have been waiting for.

May 2021
June 2021

MacStadium Named a 2021 TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

MacStadium has been named one of the 2021 Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

April 2021
June 2021

New Apple Silicon: When to Migrate to the M1 Mac

Are you ready to move to the M1 Mac? We’ve got a rundown of the new Apple silicon and what migration could look like for your dev team.

February 2021
June 2021

MacStadium Renews ISO 27001, 27017 & 27018 Security Frameworks for 2021

MacStadium announces that its certifications for ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27018:2019, and ISO/IEC 27017:2015 have been renewed for 2021.

January 2021
July 2021

How MacStadium Provides World-Class Security

Whether your team is big or small, MacStadium offers the same level of security for all of our customers. See what CISO Darrell Stinson has to say about what his team has done for security at MacStadium.

December 2020
June 2021

MacStadium - An Experienced Partner for Mac Clouds

We have over 3,000 customers around the world that rely upon MacStadium each day, but if you are just learning about us for the first time, you may be asking “who is MacStadium?”

December 2020
March 2021

MacStadium ranks #286 on the 2020 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

Deloitte has released its 2020 North American Technology Fast 500™ List of fastest-growing technology companies, including MacStadium ranked at number 286.

November 2020
March 2021

Can you run Big Sur on a 2012 Mac mini?

Excited to upgrade to Big Sur? Read this first. We discuss compatibility and provide useful information on how to upgrade to the latest macOS.

November 2020
June 2021

M1 Mac minis are Here... and Coming Soon to MacStadium

The Apple Mac “M1” chip was announced today. However, what was unexpected was an M1 Mac mini alongside the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. We are ready to rack this speedy new machine!

November 2020
March 2021

MacStadium's Michael Landreth named CFO of the Year

The Atlanta Business Chronicle announced today that MacStadium Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Landreth, has been named CFO of the Year in the small, private company category.

October 2020
March 2021

Is the 2019 Mac Pro a Good Machine for CI?

The 2019 Mac Pro has some very unique features (including the awesome grate) - but does that mean it’s right for CI workloads? Let’s take a look.

September 2020
July 2021

MacStadium CEO & CFO Named as Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

MacStadium CEO Greg McGraw and CFO Michael Landreth are finalists in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southeast Awards program.

August 2020
March 2021

MacStadium #1175 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the fifth consecutive year, MacStadium appears on the Inc. 5000, ranking No. 1175 with three-year revenue growth of 385 percent.

August 2020
March 2021

MacStadium #32 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Company in Atlanta

MacStadium is excited to announce that the company is 32 on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in the Atlanta metro.

August 2020
March 2021

MacStadium named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

MacStadium has been named a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020 by the NABR.

July 2020
March 2021

Orka Now Available on 2018 Mac minis

We've had a lot of interest in the 2018 mini, and we're excited to announce that we've added a new hardware offering to the Orka family - 2018 Mac mini clusters.

June 2020
March 2021

Four Ways To Keep Your minis Working While You’re Working From Home

With work from home being the new normal, we discuss the different ways you can make use of the Mac mini sitting on a remote desk.

May 2020
June 2021

Q&A From Digging Deeper into 2018 Mac minis

If you missed our recent 2018 Mac mini webinar, you missed a jam-packed session led by Kevin Beebe, MacStadium’s VP of Product Management. We’ve got a ton of follow-up Q&A and resources for you.

April 2020
June 2021

Let Us Know How We Can Help During COVID-19

In the upcoming weeks, as our teams become increasingly remote, let us know how we can help bridge the gap. We can provide you with the ability to manage your Mac infrastructure without having anyone in the office.

March 2020
March 2021

MacStadium Achieves ISO/IEC 27018 Certification for Cloud Privacy

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

December 2019
July 2021

There's a New Mac Pro Coming to MacStadium

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.

December 2019
March 2021

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

September 2019
June 2021

MacStadium Ranks Number 1329 on the 2019 Inc. 5000

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

August 2019
June 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

New MacStadium Docs Site

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!

April 2019
June 2021

What to do with your old Mac minis?

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.

February 2019
June 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

macOS Mojave – What You Need to Know

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.

September 2018
June 2021

Virtualizing macOS at Scale for iOS DevOps

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.

September 2018
June 2021

MacStadium Makes a Splash at VMworld

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.

September 2018
June 2021

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

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

August 2018
June 2021

MacStadium Customers Are Protected from Foreshadow

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

August 2018
June 2021

Apple’s $1T Market Cap is Good for CI

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

August 2018
June 2021

How does your iOS DevOps program compare?

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

July 2018
June 2021

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
March 2021

Introducing the New MacStadium Customer Portal

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

September 2017
June 2021

MacStadium Selected to Present at Venture Atlanta 2017

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

September 2017
June 2021

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

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.

August 2017
June 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

Credit Card Fraud Protection at MacStadium

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

December 2016
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

10 Tips for Getting Started at MacStadium

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

November 2015
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 31: SFTP

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

July 2013
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021

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
March 2021