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.

Note:

The 'VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation (Consolidated SDDC) supports only a single region. Refer to the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center if you require multiple regions.

Regions are helpful in several ways.

  • Regions can support disaster recovery solutions: One region can be the primary site and another region can be 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 rather large. This design uses one example region, San Francisco (SFO).