Orka Platform

Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple.

A virtualization layer created for Mac build infrastructure, Orka Platform allows you to orchestrate macOS in a cloud environment using Kubernetes on genuine Apple hardware.

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Move your CI pipeline to the cloud.

Orka Platform brings simplicity and scalability to developers building for Apple devices. Spend less time dealing with operating systems, managing servers, or installing applications, and spend more time building great apps. Orka Platform makes it easy for DevOps teams to support developers using the same Kubernetes-based tools and workflows that they use to support every other development team in the company.

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Mac VMs on genuine Apple hardware.

Since iOS, iPad, watchOS, tvOS, and Mac apps can only be compiled and tested on macOS, which only runs on genuine Apple Mac hardware, developers need access to a large pool of Macs to run their CI-driven development pipelines. With Orka Platform, MacStadium users get a software-driven, reliable, and high-performance experience with their MacStadium hardware.

Orka on M1 and Intel

Run builds on Apple silicon, Intel, or both.

Since the Orka Platform 2.2 release, the M1 support is fully supported and available, either in combination with Intel-based nodes or in a purely ARM-based cluster. Orka Platform users can target builds and tests on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Macs from the same Orka Platform environment, helping developers transition from one architecture to the other.

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Deploy macOS VMs in seconds.

Orka Platform takes a standard macOS VM, puts it inside of a Docker container, and then uses Kubernetes to orchestrate everything. Spin up a virtual machine in seconds with any version of macOS, then orchestrate pods of those VMs across a Kubernetes cluster. What makes Orka Platform unique is that all of this is built on top of genuine Apple hardware, required any time you have a workload that requires macOS.

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Tap into Kubernetes.

The Orka Platform environment is a Kubernetes cluster that you can manage with kubectl. The kube account acts as a Kubernetes service account for your Orka Platform environment. While limited, it's available on a sandbox namespace and comes with a default RBAC configuration.

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Kubernetes certified.

MacStadium is dedicated to building software for the Kubernetes community that is consistent, reliable, and interoperable. To demonstrate our commitment, Orka Platform has been certified by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. Learn more

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