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Mac Bare Metal

Mac as a Service made simple

Deploy, manage, and scale Apple Mac mini devices in the cloud.

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What is it?

Mac Bare Metal is an enterprise-class Mac as a Service. With the easy-to-use control panel and a powerful API, it is possible to deploy, manage, and scale dedicated Apple Mac mini devices.

Who is it for?

It is ideal for developers and businesses that need a secure, cloud-hosted, and flexible Mac-based infrastructure. It is typically used for CI/CD purposes for the iOS/macOS build ecosystem.

Why use it?

We claim that it is the world's simplest and most flexible Mac hosting solution. Besides maximum control over the Mac devices, it comes standard with advanced networking features such as private networks, firewalls, and VPN at no additional cost.

Benefits

On-demand

Predefined Mac mini device configurations (Intel and M1) are available on-demand with instant activation.

Pay-as-you-go

Billing is per hour with a 24-hour minimum allocation period to comply with the Apple macOS License Agreement.

Data At Rest Encryption

Thanks to direct video-console access, we offer full support for FileVault disk encryption.

Day-0 Support

Immediate support for the latest major and beta versions of macOS and Xcode is guaranteed.

Secure

Operated and hosted on an end-to-end ISO/IEC 27001 certified Swiss cloud platform.

Features

Overview of all features and other benefits.

General

Wizard-guided provisioning

With the wizard of our intuitive control panel, provisioning Mac mini devices couldn't be simpler.

Connect from macOS

You can access your device(s) using Screen Sharing app (included with macOS), Apple Remote Desktop, or any available VNC client which gives you direct access to the console.

Connect from Windows or Linux

By using a VNC Client, you can even remotely connect from a Windows or Linux Box.

API

The Flow API makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale your dedicated Mac minis through API in a programmatic way.

Predefined device types

A number of predefined Mac mini device configurations (Intel and Apple Silicon) are available on-demand with instant activation.

Fully dedicated

You are getting access to dedicated, genuine Apple Mac devices. In addition, you are provided with root access at the operating system level.

MetalControl™

Mac Control

Control the physical Mac mini like a virtual machine. MetalControl is the world's first Apple Mac Remote Management Controller, an in-house developed and Flow exclusive product.

Power Button Control

Control the physical power button of the Mac mini. Whether a short press to turn on the Mac or a press and hold to turn off the Mac or to boot into macOS Recovery Mode.

Power Cord Control

Control the physical power cord or power supply of the Mac mini if you want to de-energize your Mac for certain troubleshooting reasons.

Remote Console (KVM)

Access the screen, keyboard, and mouse of your cloud-hosted Mac from a web-based console. Control your Mac even when a network connection to the device is not possible (for example, during macOS updates).

Networking

Virtual Private Cloud

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functionality lets you provision and manage secure private network(s) where you can launch your Mac devices. With us, you get the highest level of network isolation by default.

Security Groups

With Security Groups, you can easily secure your Mac Cloud infrastructure and define which services and ports are visible on your devices.

Elastic IP Addresses

Dynamically allocate or remap to any of your Mac devices with Elastic IPs (publicly-accessible static IP addresses).

VPN Support

Support for common VPN protocols (such as IPsec and Wireguard) for secure connections to third-party cloud providers or corporate networks.

Pure Connectivity

With each device one dedicated, elastic IPv4 address is included. Unlimited data traffic and an 1 Gbit/s network uplink come as standard. Network traffic is not throttled in any way.

Other

Premium Data Center

Professionally hosted in an ISO/IEC 27001-certified, state-of-art datacenter in Zurich, Switzerland. The Tier 4 data center offers the highest security and availability standards.

Reliable By Design

Thanks to redundant power-feeds and UPS systems, an emergency power system with diesel generators, a redundant Internet-uplink connectivity, the infrastructure is designed with maximum reliability in mind and offers guaranteed availability of 99.9%.

Support by Experts

Around-the-clock remote support by experienced Mac engineers. A choice between Basic Support (included) Advanced and Premium Support plans, where Premium is designed for enterprises that operate business-critical 24×7 operations.

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Pricing

Transparent pay-as-you-go pricing model without complicated contract commitments or minimum terms.

Starting at CHF 6.54/day | CHF 199/mo.

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