Experience M1 Macs in Cloud with Scaleway

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Recently we publish an article about macOS with AWS cloud. You can read full article here to get more details. To take this to next level, European cloud based company, Scaleway, how offering M1 Macs in cloud with rate of €0.1/hour. Exciting right! So lets get details about M1 Macs in Cloud with Scaleway.

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About Scaleway

Scaleway is a global tech leader fulfilling true mission of bringing you the cloud that makes sense. They offer the right combination of compute power and storage that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered. They are the only cloud provider to offer private data center colocation with Scaleway Datacenter, Dedibox dedicated servers for maximum control and punch, or elastic computing with our modern Scaleway Elements ecosystem with S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support all at the same time. No matter what stage of development you may be in, they have the resources to help you sustain your growth.

Introducing Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service

In Nov-2020, Apple introduced its first generation Macs with M1 Chip inside. The performance per Watt offer by M1 Macs is outstanding. If we compare the M1 Macs with Intel processor Macs, then Intel processor power consumption is approx. 3 times to the M1 chip. The beefed-up 2020 Mac Mini M1 consumes 39W under high load, whereas the beefed-up 2018 Mac Mini with a six-core Intel Core i7 inside can pull 122W of power under load. At idle, a 2020 Mac Mini sucks 7W, whereas its predecessor devours 20W of power.

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These are very exciting numbers and the reason that Scaleway started working on M1 Mac Mini offering in 2020 and announced it officially in Feb-2021. Point to be noted here that AWS started offering macOS Virtual Machines in Cloud with Intel Mac Mini’s since Nov-2020. Below Video shows how it’s started for Scaleway.

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Apple Silicon M1 As-a-Service

Scaleway is using M1 Mac Minis in their state of the art data center, which is former nuclear fallout shelter, 25 meters under Paris. Thus offering Lightning fast CI-CD for iOS/macOS, Available anytime, anywhere. With M1 Chips power efficiency, you will compute more with less power, thus providing Innovative energy efficient computing.

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With Scaleway’s M1 as-a-service offering, you get virtual machine with latest macOs Big Sur, Unified RAM & SSD & 24 hours Technical support from Scaleway.

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Getting Started with Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service

Scaleway Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service is built using the latest generation of Apple Mac mini hardware (fifth generation). They are powered by Apple’s M1 silicon, a powerful 8-core CPU running at up to 3.2 GHz. They are also equipped with a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM for towering performances and revolutionary power efficiency.

Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service is designed for developing, building, testing, and signing applications for Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Mac computers and much more. Mac mini M1 uses an advanced neural engine for up to 15x faster machine learning. Currently all our Mac minis are running the latest macOS: Big Sur (11.1).

To get started with your M1 instance in Scaleway cloud, you first need to create your account. Once your account is created, you are ready to create your M1 instance. For details please follow instructions provided by Scaleway.

You can also watch our how to video providing all details step by step.

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Thanks to the efficient power consumption by M1 Chips, M1 Macs in Cloud with Scaleway as Virtual machine are offered at very attractive price. The base M1 instance with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage is available at price of €0.1/hour (taxes extra).

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Same like AWS offering, due to license constraints minimum lease for Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service is 24 hours. Thus making it approx. €2.4 or in INR ₹208/- (without taxes). This is very good offering considering how much new Macs will costs if you buy new one. M1 Mac Mini base model will cost you ₹64,900/- and M1 MacBook Air will cost you ₹92,900/-. If you talk about base M1 MacBook Pro, then it will cost you ₹1,22,900/-. Thus if you are starting app development for Apple ecosystem, or you are one who want to experience macOS before actually purchasing the Mac or MacBook, then this Cloud offering from Scaleways is for you. In addition to Pricing, other advantage is that you can scale up your instance as per your need as its cloud virtual machine, thus making it easy. If you go with physical Mac, then you can not change the configuration once you buy it as there is no upgrade option made available by Apple.

If you are stratified with the macOS experience and ready to purchase your own Mac, then you can get it Online via Amazon.in.

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