Macminicolo, the first Mac mini colocation service that has been hosting Mac mini servers for over 9 years, has today announced a Mac Pro colocation service, called MacProColo. The service will allow users to send their new Mac Pros to take advantage of the benefits of a data center to have powerful, dedicated hosting with all the benefits of OS X and the Mac Pro's advanced technologies.
From the company's blog post:
We tested the Mac Pro quite a bit in the data center. It performs incredible and there is no issue with heat. The Pro does pull quite a bit more power though. (And in a data center, power is one of the biggest expenses.)
For most people, the Mac mini will easily do the job and will also be less expensive for purchase and for colocation. In my opinion, I think most people will want the Mac Pro on their desk and the Mac mini in the data center.
Speaking to MacRumors' Jordan Golson, Macminicolo's Brian Stucki noted that the fan of the new Mac Pro makes it easy to get air through the machine, and he added that heat dissipation won't be an issue in most data centers.
We've been running MacStories on Macminicolo for over a year now, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the service's uptime and the company's support. We've changed a few hosting providers over the years, and while setting up a dedicated Mac server for our needs required some time, it was absolutely worth it. We won't need a Mac Pro upgrade (at least not for the time being), but I can personally vouch for Macminicolo and I'm looking forward to reading about other websites switching to MacProColo.
Details about pricing are available here.