Cloud testing company Sauce Labs has announced a doubling of its European workforce and the opening of a major new data centre in Germany to meet demand for digital transformation projects in Europe.

The move follows a year of strong growth for Sauce Labs in the EMEA region. It has nearly doubled the size of its European workforce, now has more than 100 local enterprise customers, and has achieved nearly 60 per cent year-over-year annual recurring revenue growth.

Sauce Labs ensures the world’s leading apps and websites work flawlessly on every browser, OS and device. Its Continuous Testing Cloud provides development and quality teams with instant access to the test coverage, scalability, and analytics they need to deliver a flawless digital experience.

Its growth has been fueled by significant increase in demand for real device testing. A major driving force of this demand is the prevalence of digital transformation initiatives. According to IDC, “Digital transformation has become so significant that more than 80% of CEOs across Europe have it at the centre of their corporate agendas.”

As organisations emphasise rapid delivery of applications and digital experiences to their customers, development teams are increasingly prioritising continuous testing as the foundation of their software delivery chain.

Based in Frankfurt, the new data centre will deliver enhanced performance, reliability and scale for organisations throughout Europe leveraging the Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud to drive its digital transformation initiatives.

“Since establishing itself in Europe more than two years ago with the acquisition of TestObject, Sauce Labs has continually made strong investments in the region, and this announcement is just the latest example of our commitment to customers in EMEA,” said Hannes Lenke, VP of new ventures and general manager, Germany, at Sauce Labs.

“Now anchored by our new data centre in Frankfurt, Sauce Labs continues to be at the forefront of empowering organisations in Europe to quickly and reliably scale both the volume and velocity of their tests, enabling them to successfully move forward with their digital initiatives while meeting mounting compliance requirements.”

The new virtual cloud data centre complements Sauce Labs’ existing real device data centre in Europe. With the combination of the two, Sauce Labs said it can further help organisations run tests more quickly and deliver both web and mobile applications to customers more confidently, while ensuring teams adhere to local data security and compliance requirements.