Region-based storage is a type of plan configuration that defines storage rules based on the region that is associated with a server or a laptop. Region based storage gives administrators more flexibility when designing plans to fit the needs of their infrastructure.
If you assigned a region to the server or a laptop before associating to a plan, the software picks the storage that is the closest match to the assigned region. When you associate a plan to the server or laptop, the software identifies the region and navigates through the server group and server hierarchy to identify the region associated with the server. Next, the software checks for a storage pool that has the closest match based on the city, country, continent, and distance.
For example, assume you have two storage locations for the backup data in your environment that are geographically distant from each other. Using region based storage you can create a region for each storage location in Command Center, and then configure a plan to back up data from your server to the storage that is closest to the server. Also, administrators can create custom regions in order to group the locations and enforce the specific usage of the storage.
Note: If you select a region based storage during client installation or Laptop package creation, the region will be picked up based on the closest geo location with respect to the regions defined in the plan.