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Notes on brief outage on June 22, 2015.

Notes on brief outage on June 22, 2015. On June 22nd, 2015 several strong storm systems made their way through Wisconsin. Shortly after our MKE1 Datacenter lost utility power. Approximately 20,000 accounts with the local utility company were without power in Milwaukee county. This was at approximately 11:10 AM (CDT -5 GMT). Both MKE1-DC1 and MKE1-DC2 were running on battery power for the brief moment before all of our backup generators automatically turned on. We remained on generator power into the afternoon. Around 1:30 PM (CDT -5...

$5 a month hosting promo.

$5 a month hosting promo. Host a Mac server in a data center for $5 a month!  We’re offering a promotional monthly price of $5 on our Mac mini colocation Enterprise and Mac Pro colocation Lite plans. Use promo code ‘MMV-5for6′ when signing up for either of these two plans between now and June 30th, 2015 and we’ll discount the colocation service down to $5 a month for the first 6 months. You need to supply your own Mac mini to use this service. We do have Mac mini models for sale and for rent....

VMware ESXi 6.0 available as OS option at signup.

VMware ESXi 6.0 available as OS option at signup. We have been testing VMware ESXi 6 since last summer. While the final ‘GA’ version was announced early in February, it just recently was available to the public. This version will install without any modifications on the Late-2012 Mac mini or Late-2013 Mac Pro models. Only the Mac Pro is supported by VMware and considered VMware compatible. We have many customers with stable ESXi deployments on Mac minis. ESXi is a lightweight hypervisor that replaces OS X as the main OS and allows...

Going to new heights.

Going to new heights. Later this year marks our 5 year anniversary at Mac Mini Vault. We’ve been working on a new website design and wanted to launch it in a big way. In the past 5 years we’ve had many fun projects like our Apple TV Webserver and telling our story in a video. Almost a year ago we had the idea to send a Mac mini up above 100,000 feet for some great photos and video shots. After extensive research we partnered up with John from nearspaceballooning.com. Our goal was to launch near our...

Quad-Core minis are in stock and 2015 Promo!

Quad-Core minis are in stock and 2015 Promo! We have some great news. We were able to secure a large order of ‘new old stock’ Mac mini Servers. These Mac minis have the powerful quad-core i7 CPU which is the most powerful Mac mini ever made. The RAM can be upgraded to 16GB and we can also install SSD drives in them. These machines are great if you need to do any type of virtualization or have processes that demand high CPU performance. We also have a small supply of VALUE Mac minis available. They normally sell out very...

2014 Uptime Report.

2014 Uptime Report. We utilize many tools both internal and external to our network for monitoring. In the 20 year history of CyberLynk (parent company of Mac Mini Vault), we’ve maintained a stable network that experiences little downtime. We introduced some major changes in 2014 to help us centralize our monitoring efforts as well as transparently share our network status with our customers. It’s also important that the data we share is accurate and unbiased. We have public reports from Pingdom that...
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