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MacStadium and Macminicolo Announce Mac Pro Hosting Plans

MacStadium and Macminicolo Announce Mac Pro Hosting Plans

It’s just been a week since the Mac Pro was previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, and two Mac hosting providers have already announced their plans to utilize the new power-houses.

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9to5Mac:

MacStadium, which currently utlizes the Mac mini for dedicated hosting and colocation, has announced plans to offer Mac Pro hosting later this year. […] Macminicolo announced today plans for Xcode Server that includes an iPad and an iPod touch as part of a new server package.

MacStadium has already developed custom racks for the Mac Pro, and thanks to the new, smaller design of the new Pros, they can store 270 Mac Pros in each Mac Pro POD. Fifteen rows, nine columns, two Mac Pros per slot. In that configuration, the 270 Mac Pros will take up just 12 square feet of floor space. WARM floor space.

MacStadium says it has developed a system to adequetly cool each Mac Pro POD:

The MacStadium POD is a pressurized environment allowing the Mac Pro servers to effortlessly draw in conditioned air from the central chamber, and expel it thru its unified thermal core.

Each server is provided redundant power, cooling, and a full Gigabit of Internet connectivity, all backed by live 24×7 support ensuring 100% uptime for even the most advanced implementations.

Meanwhile, Macminicolo isn’t missing a step either, as they today announced today for Xcode Server that includes an iPad and an iPod touch as part of a new server package. ”Our racks are all ready and can start hosting the day the Pros are released,” the company says.

At WWDC last week, Apple announced two things that really caught our attention at Macminicolo.

Xcode Server will be included in Server.app. This is huge. A number of customers here already use their minis as CI servers. (Here’s a post on how the developers of Day One uses their CI server.) Jenkins is great, but Xcode Server is drop dead simple. We’ve been testing it here. When It’s publicly available, we’ll have a  specific package that includes a server, an iPad and an iPod touch. Everything you need to develop and collaborate your code.

You can be sure that other hosting companies are sure to follow with their own announcements about Mac Pro hosting packages. How about it Mac hosting customers? Will you be moving your Mac hosting needs over to the Mac Pro when they’re released?

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