Best-in-class Mac Pro Cloud Hosting
Six months after the successful launch of our Mac Bare Metal cloud service, we are excited to add the latest generation of Apple Mac Pro hardware to the portfolio. Thanks to MetalControl, every Mac Pro hosted by us comes with Lights Out Management (LOM) functionality as standard and support for the VMware ESXi virtualization engine.
MetalControl and Mac Pro
Something that is indispensable in the traditional server hardware world is the ability to manage the server via browser even when no operating system is running, to perform actions such as power off/on, access to keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) etc. This functionality is known as Lights Out Management (LOM) or out-of-band management. Mac Pro and Mac mini devices do not have this functionality as standard. We took up the challenge and developed it ourselves – we call it MetalControl. MetalControl is the first Apple Mac remote management controller, an in-house developed and patent-pending product. The combination of rack-mountable Mac Pro hardware and MetalControl creates an enterprise-grade Mac-based server.
Out-of-the-box support for VMware ESXi
Without doubt the most popular use case for the powerful Mac Pro devices is the virtualization of macOS machines based on VMware ESXi. Thanks to MetalControl, our customers can directly boot and run VMware ESXi without installing special local disks to overcome the T2-chip restrictions. It's a perfect solution for large-scale, private Mac clouds.
Advanced networking (AWS-like)
Our Mac Bare Metal service comes with advanced networking functionalities as standard, such as private networking, firewall and VPN for secure connections to third-party cloud providers or corporate networks. By default, each Mac device is isolated within a secure, private network. It's perfectly suited for both simple and sophisticated network topologies, at no additional cost.
Available on request
Due to the exclusivity and the wide variety of configuration options of the Mac Pro hardware, it is available on request only. To receive a non-binding offer, interested customers can request their desired configuration using the following link.
Mac Bare Metal is ideal for developers, enterprises, and businesses of all sizes that need a super-fast, secure, and always-on iOS and macOS build environment in the cloud. Customers and interested parties can sign up for a free trial at https://flow.swiss/mac-bare-metal.