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Is the Mac mini a good server?

The Mac mini is an efficient and cost-effective server platform; it performs very well with both Intel i5 and i7 CPU options. It can hold its own against many other server platforms in its class using a smaller physical footprint and a fraction of the power footprint.

When Apple discontinued manufacture and sale of the Xserve blade servers, they published an Xserve to Mac mini transition guide sharing a positive opinion on utilizing the Mac mini as a server.

With our custom rack infrastructure, remote hands capability, and network infrastructure expertise, the Mac mini is a viable server platform for any small to medium-sized business requiring managed Apple hardware running macOS in a data center.