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How can I become a MacStadium partner?

If you are a consultant and/or ACN and wish to have your name added to our partner directory, please get in touch with us at hello@macstadium.com with the subject line “Partnering with MacStadium.”

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What about Apple’s EULA?

The End User License Agreement (EULA) for Apple  legally and explicitly binds the installation and running of the operating system to Apple-labeled computers only. MacStadium customers will always be in full compliance with Apple's EULA, whether via hardware protocols or proper configuration of VMs.

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What are the major benefits of MacStadium?

MacStadium is the only provider of enterprise-class Apple Mac infrastructure as a service. We work with DevOps teams, iOS developers, and development tool providers and partners to create scalable and secure Mac infrastructure that is simple to manage and configure.

Customers turn to MacStadium when they...

Are frustrated with managing Macs in house
Need to scale their Mac infrastructure rapidly and easily
Are ready to take Continuous Integration seriously for their iOS/macOS builds
Want to secure, optimize, and customize their CI tooling
Need to reduce build times and provide developers a better experience 

Our patented, proven combo of technology and expertise lets us deploy Apple’s consumer hardware in a scalable, enterprise-class cloud.  We do this by combining Mac Pros, custom upgrades, super-fast SAN, and a variety of virtualization technologies into flexible solutions that we can fit to your exact needs.  

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What does MacStadium do?

MacStadium is the only provider of enterprise-class hosting solutions for Apple Mac infrastructure. Whether you need to deploy a hosted private cloud for large-scale CI/CD or just need a single Mac mini to test your iOS app, MacStadium has a solution for all of your Mac hosting needs.

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What is the minimum contract term?

Dedicated Macs are offered on a month-to-month basis. There are no yearly contracts unless you have worked with our sales team to develop a custom solution.

Our private clouds typically carry a 12-month contract term except when certain components are present (dedicated SAN, non-standard Blades, etc.).

If you’d like to pay for multiple months or a year and are interested in discounts for committing to an extended subscription, please open a support ticket with our billing department.

If you are currently in a trial with a Mac mini, at the end of the 24-hour free trial period you’ll be charged in full for your first month of service. You’re subscription can be canceled at any time, but we do not prorate for unused time if you close your account before the end of a billing period.

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What is the primary use case of MacStadium hosted infrastructure?

Organizations leverage MacStadium's Mac Infrastructure as a Service offerings for multiple reasons. Some (but not all) of those follow:

  • Want to spend less time managing infrastructure
  • Need to build more consistent CI/CD processes
  • Have to catch issues sooner
  • Must deliver better applications, and do so faster
  • Must meet stringent security requirements

 

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