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.
Developers, Big Sur, and Vindication
Apple has updated the macOS software license agreement for Big Sur, going from 15 sections to 16 sections. This doesn’t happen very often... Brian Stucki, MacStadium's Apple Evangelist, shares his thoughts what this means for all of us.
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!
Iconscout: Developing on Mac mini for Windows Developers
Iconscout needed a way to develop plugins for Mac apps, and keep everything running well in their CI pipeline. They looked to MacStadium to help get things started. Read their story now.
Cycling 74: Dedicated Resources and Platform Flexibility with Mac mini
Cycling '74 needed the flexibility to develop software on multiple platforms using cross-platform languages. Jump in and see how they did it with a Mac mini at MacStadium.
Relay FM: Flexible, Shared Remote Mac mini Access
Relay FM never wanted to be limited in what they could do with a machine, so they selected a Mac mini at MacStadium, allowing them to basically do anything these needed, all with the power of macOS in the cloud.
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.
TestFairy: Bulletproof Testing on Mac mini
TestFairy needed reliability to ensure their code would perform flawlessly, and they're using a Mac mini at MacStadium to ship out bulletproof code. We got their mini story from TestFairy Co-founder, Yair Bar-On.
Benepass: iOS CI with Mac mini
Benepass set up their iOS CI pipeline using a Mac mini at MacStadium. We spoke with the lead engineer and chief technology officer at Benepass to see how they leveraged their mini to grow their business.
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.
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.
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.
Digging Deeper into 2018 Mac minis at MacStadium
The 2018 Mac mini advanced performance and power. MacStadium re-engineered our racks for heat management, networking, scalability, and more. See how.
2019 Mac Pros at MacStadium
The 2019 Mac Pros have arrived and our benchmarking has started! For this first round of benchmarking, we used NodeJS and Wikipedia’s iOS build. Check out the results we got when the new Pro was put up against its earlier counterparts.
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.
Selecting a Scalable CI Pipeline for macOS
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.
Top 5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Mac CI Build Infrastructure
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.
Check Out Our New Site-to-Site Networking Docs
We have recently expanded our Mac private cloud Site-to-Site Networking documentation to include specific setup instructions.
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.
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.
The Long-Awaited 2018 Mac mini is Here!
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 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.
Retiring the 2012 i5 Mac mini
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.
The iMac Pro is Coming to MacStadium
Coming soon! Harness the power of the iMac Pro in a private cloud from MacStadium. See a preview from WWDC...
Update on the Intel Security Issues
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.
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.
The current Mac mini is three years old
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.
A new life for Xserve
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.
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.
Mac mini 2014 Tear-Down and Benchmarks
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.