Multiple regions support placing workloads closer to your customers. For example, by operating one region on the US east coast and one region on the US west coast, or operating a region in Europe and another region in the US.

Regions are helpful in several ways.

  • Regions let you support disaster recovery solutions. One region is the primary site, and another is the recovery site.

  • You can use multiple regions to address data privacy laws and restrictions in certain countries by keeping tenant data within a region in the same country.

The distance between regions can be large. This design uses two example regions: one in San Francisco (SFO) and the other in Los Angeles (LAX). These regions are also referred to as Region A and Region B, respectively.