In April 2016, Macminicolo and MacStadium merged to create the largest Mac hosting company in the world. If you read the post from Brian, you saw that there was a lot of thought and planning put into this move. As we make the migration to the new data center, here are some questions that have been asked and some answers that will help.
Is there anything to consider in moving to the new data centers?
There are a few things to consider:
There are a number of perks available at the new location. The list includes unlimited bandwidth, 24/7 on site support, hardware firewall options, remote reboot included, gigabit available, etc. All of this and you may end up paying less as well.
To host at a new data center, you’ll need to use a new IP address on the machine. Of course we will get that all assigned ahead of time so the machine is ready to go when it’s plugged in.
Also, your machine will be down in the time it takes to move the server. If you’re moving to the Las Vegas location, that should only be an hour or so to drive it over there. Shipping to Atlanta or Dublin would be a few days or more, depending on what speed you’d like to use for shipping. (The faster options are more expensive usually.)
How can I start the process?
We are now in scheduled migration so subscriptions are being created for you. If you have any questions, please respond to the ticket created on your account.
Can I still add machines to our current location?
Unfortunately, no. All new machines and expansions will go into the new data center. The good news is that we have room for thousands and thousands of Mac minis here.
Anything else I should know?
The new location can only host the unibody/skinny Mac minis. Luckily, that is most of you since 2010. However, those who have the earlier/larger size Mac mini should contact us to work out a plan. Again, we'll make it as easy as possible.
Good news: If you have an external drive connected to your Mac mini, you don't need to include that as you signup for the new plan. The first external drive is now free in the new data center instead of $10/mo. Win, win.