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Can I host non-Mac hardware with you as well?

Keep in mind that you can run any OS on Mac hosts!  However, if you have a lot of non-Mac workloads, we can also add HPE Blade infrastructure to your environment.  Many customers use this for Android builds and testing.

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Can I scale up or down?

You can easily scale up by sending us a ticket to add more capacity. Normal turnaround is less than 5 days, which can also be made faster by providing advanced notice.  Our minimum resolution for upgrades is 30 days. For downgrades, we require 60 days notice.

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What components are included with every Mac Pro in a private cloud?

When part of a private cloud environment, each Mac Pro includes the hardware, MacStadium upgrades, hosting, and VMware. In addition to the Mac Pro(s), each cloud includes a firewall, vCenter, IP block, SAN (or internal drive), and a cloud bundle discount.

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What is covered in the price of a private cloud?

All of our cloud environments are highly secure and hosted in Tier III and IV data centers. We add patented technology to each Mac Pro.  We monitor and maintain all hosted hardware.  You get access to 24/7 expert Mac networking support.  You get a dedicated account manager that can help you with any issues.  You get unlimited bandwidth.  

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What is the best environment for me?

Most of our customers choose a private cloud. A hosted private cloud has the most flexibility, scalability, security, and performance. We also offer individual dedicated Macs if you do not need the scale of a private cloud.

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