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Early Access Australian Data Center

Thanks to a new virtual cloud data center in Australia (Sydney), your testing teams in APAC will benefit from more performant test runs on Sauce Labs, along with improved security and reliability through our best-in-class cloud technology.

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While the functionality that’s currently available for tests run in this region is limited, you also have access to the US West region as part of this trial license; for details, see Supported Features.

Getting Started for New Free Trial Customers#

If you’re signing up for a new free trial with Sauce Labs, simply select the Australia region as part of your registration process.

Because free trial customers have access to one region, this will be your only option for running tests during the Alpha program.

Getting Started for Existing Customers#

If you have access to a Customer Success Manager through your Sauce Labs license, you can request access to this region. As part of our Alpha release, you can access this region free of charge for 90 days without impacting your concurrency limits in other regions. In return, we ask you to run real test loads and provide feedback, helping us improve our services for you.

Network Requirements#

To run tests on Sauce Labs, outbound communication from your network must be allowed.

Depending on your network configuration, your network administrator may need to add the following Selenium endpoint to your allow list: https://ondemand.apac-southeast-1.saucelabs.com

To allow inbound and outbound connections to Sauce Labs Services using IP addresses, use the following IP range(s): 34.87.251.80/28

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Because Sauce Connect Proxy is not currently available for the APAC region, you should plan to run tests only on publicly available sites.

Running Tests in the APAC Region#

  1. To verify you have access to the new region, APAC-SOUTHEAST-1, in Sauce Labs, click the data center dropdown.
APAC-SOUTHEAST-1 availability
  1. To run your automated tests, update your Selenium tests to point to the new region by changing the ondemand url during driver creation to https://ondemand.apac-southeast-1.saucelabs.com.
Update your Selenium tests
  1. To verify the results, log in to Sauce Labs and select the APAC-SOUTHEAST-1 region.
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During the transition from the alpha to beta programs, our ability to retain historical data, including test results, is limited.

Supported Features#

The following features are currently supported in the APAC region with more features coming online soon.

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Through this early access program you also have access to the full functionality of Sauce Labs using the US West region.

To tell us more about features that are most important to improve your experience with Sauce Labs, please provide feedback.

FeatureNowQ1 2021Q2 2021
Selenium Browser Tests (Win10 + Latest Chrome)βœ…
Sauce Connectβœ…
Live Testingβœ…
Expand OS + Browser Supportβœ…
Sauce Test Runner Toolkitβœ…
Mac SupportTBDTBDTBD
Mobile TestingTBDTBDTBD

Supported Browsers#

The following OSs and browsers are supported now, with more coming in the future.

OS + BrowserNowQ1 2020Q2 2020
Windows 10 (Windows 8 support in Q2)
Latest Chromeβœ…
Latest 3 versions of Chromeβœ…
Latest 3 versions of Firefoxβœ…
Chrome v75+βœ…
Firefox v55+βœ…
All Chromium Edgeβœ…

The timeline for Linux and Mac OS is still being determined.

By participating in this program and providing feedback, we can prioritize OS and browser support in the best way possible!

Getting Help and Providing Feedback#

We want to be there every step of the way to ensure you are successful in this new region. We also greatly value your feedback on ways we can improve our services for you. By enrolling into this alpha program you will gain direct access to our product and engineering teams to both get help and provide feedback:

  • Slack - you will be invited to the #apac-alpha-external slack channel
  • Email support@saucelabs.com or your CSM
  • Scheduled office hours with the Product and Engineering teams
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