Questions & Answers: Regions & bwCloud sites
What does "regions" mean in the bwCloud?[faq_regions_1]
The bwCloud currently consists of four different operating sites = regions, which can be selected and administered via a common interface (dashboard or portal). Each of the four operating sites acts as an independent region. This means: running instances in the Mannheim region receive an IP address according to the configuration of the Mannheim region. The IP address is specific to Mannheim and cannot move to another region.
Region, site, operating sites,
What is a "home region"?[faq_regions_2]
Each user in the bwCloud is initially assigned a home region during the setup. For users from the four operating locations this assignment is of course trivial. For users from other locations we have oriented ourselves to the network topology of the BelWü. The goal of the current assignment is the shortest possible connection of the respective location to one of our operating sites.
The following table gives a rough overview of the current distribution of users:
|User location||bwCloud region = home region|
|Every other location|
Status: July 2018
In order to determine the home region, we evaluate the "affiliation" of the users during registration. If a user comes from a location that is not explicitly listed in the table, the Freiburg region is used as the default home region.
Home region, assignment, BelWü, initial setup
Where do I select the region in the dashboard?[faq_regions_3]
In the left half of the top navigation bar in the dashboard you can click on a drop-down menu to display the regions. The currently selected region is marked with a tick. A click on the respective region switches there.
region selection, dashboard