This document describes the hardware which we currently recommend for an On-Premise Device Cloud.
We’ve selected the Intel NUC7i5 computers as nodes in the On-Premise Device Cloud. We’ve opted for using multiple, low-cost computing nodes (as opposed to scaling up a single, large server).
Regardless of which server you use, make sure your server has: - An high-quality USB controller - An Intel HD Graphics GPU. This GPU is used when capturing video recordings of a device
The USB Hub is arguable the most important part of your On-Premise Device Cloud. Keepin mind that your USB Hub should:
- Power the mobile devices you connect to it, so they remain (fully) charged. We recommend selecting a USB Hub which can supply at least 1A of power per USB port.
- Provide sufficient bandwidth. This includes for pushing applications (potentially very large
.ipafiles to your device) and capturing screenshots or recording videos.
- Be extremely reliable. A device which disconnects from your server during a test because of an instable USB stack, can cause your tests to fail.
We’ve selected the following hardware for use in our data centers:
- Hub: StarTech ST1030USBM. (Sample supplier)
- Power supply: Advantech 96PSA-A90W19OT-1. (Sample supplier)
- Power Cord: Qualtek 364012-01. (Sample supplier)
If you want to host the On-Premise Device Cloud in a rack, you’ll need a shelf to short the devices.
We’ve selected the following shelf:
In your rack, you’ll also need:
- 1 power socket per NUC
- 1 power socket per USB hub
For each device, you’ll need:
- A high-quality USB cable
- An active SIM card
Deploying an On-Premise Device Cloud at Scale