Since the beginning we offer both managed and dedicated Mac mini in the Cloud. We receive a lot of questions about the difference in these Mac cloud products. That’s why it’s good to explain the use of a dedicated managed/shared Mac in the Cloud server.
Our current portfolio of cloud Macs contains the Mac Pro as a shared and managed Mac environment. This means that software is preinstalled and can only be updated by us as CloudMac. You also can’t install software yourself, but have to make a request with us. Furthermore this is a very cheap Mac cloud solution to start with. For example to get to know a macOS environment.
The Mac mini’s we offer in the Cloud, are all dedicated machines. This means you can install all software you would like and can also update this whenever you want. This macOS environment in the Cloud, gives you therefore full access and control of a remote macOS server. For Xcode development or iOS development on a Mac, this is a very suitable and flexible solution for a lot of our customers. These are the products that we started with in the beginning of RentYourMac.
Summarized, if you want to start cheap and easily with a mac in the Cloud solution, you can choose for the Mac Pro late 2013. If you want full control and full access, it’s better to chose a dedicated Mac server, like the Mac mini late 2014 or Mac mini M1 in the Cloud.