Mac Bare Metal

Next-generation Mac Cloud. Built for an API-first world, it's designed for on-demand deployments and easy management.

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About

Mac Bare Metal by Flow is an enterprise-class IaaS for macOS. It is perfect for developers and companies that need a super-fast, secure, and always-on iOS and macOS build environment in the Cloud. The underlying infrastructure is designed with maximum security and reliability in mind and it is hosted in an ISO/IEC 27001-certified, state-of-art datacenter in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Advanced networking

The Mac Bare Metal service comes with advanced networking functionalities as standard, like VPCs, Security Groups, Elastic IP Addresses and more. By default each Mac device is isolated within a secure, private network. It is perfectly suited for both simple and sophisticated network topologies.

Introducing MetalControl™

MetalControl is the world’s first Apple Mac remote management controller, an in-house-developed and patented product. It's equipped with smart features such as power-button control, power-cord control and Keyboard-Video-Mouse access. Thanks to the unique functionality of MetalControl, tasks such as on-demand provisioning and management of physical Macs are possible via Control Panel and even via API. Literally, it allows you to control the physical Mac like a virtual machine.

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Remote management

 

On-demand provisioning

Provisioning a Mac device in the Cloud couldn't be simpler. By using our intuitive Control Panel your dedicated Mac is just a few clicks away.

 

Power button control

Yeah, you read right. You can control the power button at any time. No matter if a short press to turn on the Mac, a press and hold to turn off the Mac or 10 seconds to reset SMC, everything is possible. It's almost magical.

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Power cord control

Even though you can manage most situations with the power button, there are scenarios where you would like to make your Mac powerless. This is also possible thanks to MetalControl. You have the possibility to un-plug and plug-in the power cord any time.

 

Remote console (KVM)

The feature all Mac Cloud users have been waiting for. Web-based access to the screen of your hosted Mac is just a click away. You have control over your Mac even if no network connection to the device is possible (e.g. macOS update process). Of course you can also control the keyboard and mouse of your Mac.

General features

 

Control Panel and API

Provision and manage your Mac devices with an easy-to-use control panel. Trigger a power button push, unplug the power cord, access the screen-console, reboot in recovery mode, reset SMC etc. Last but not least, all actions can also be triggered via API.

 

Workflows

Thanks to MetalControl, various workflows can be triggered with one click. For example a "Reboot in Recovery Mode" or a "Reset SMC" process. And there's more to come.

 

Predefined device types

A range of predefined Mac mini device configurations are available for every need. The latest generation of Mac Pro hardware will be available soon. Custom configurations available on request.

 

Fully dedicated

No noisy neighbours or shared resources to gum up the works and impact your workload. You are getting access to dedicated, genuine Apple Mac devices. In addition you are provided with root access which enables you to install, configure and run any macOS compatible software.

 

Connect from any OS

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. By using a VNC Client, you can even remote connect with a Windows or Linux Box.

 

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.

Networking features

 

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 Mac Bare Metal by Flow, you get highest level of network isolation by default.

 

Elastic IP Addresses

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

 

Security Groups

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

 

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.

Experience the simplest control panel in the industry.

Simple price model with hourly billing of the reserved devices.

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