G Suite data regions allows G Suite customers to choose a specific geographic location for their covered data. We’re enhancing data regions with three key updates:
- Coverage of user indices for Gmail and Calendar
- Coverage of Google Keep primary data at rest and backups
- More granular group-based controls
In addition to these new features, we’re also moving the location of the data region reporting dashboard from Admin Console > Dashboard to Admin Console > Reports > Data Regions.
With Google G suite data regions, you can now Control the geographical location of your G Suite data at rest.
For organizations that want more geo-control, the data regions feature for G Suite gives you the choice to pick where covered data for select G Suite apps is stored at rest — whether globally distributed, in the US, or across Europe.
Why you’d use it
G Suite’s globally distributed cloud infrastructure reduces latency and protects data with geo redundancy. Therefore, most organizations choose not to geo-restrict their data. However, some organizations have preferences around where their data is stored at rest.
To support those customers, we launched data region controls in 2018. Data regions lets customers designate the region in which covered data is stored when at rest—globally, in the US, or in Europe. Last year, we enhanced data regions with increased coverage of apps and data types.
By covering more apps, additional data types, and more granular admin controls, we hope to better support our customers’ data location preferences.
Below a graphic of company data at rest in United States data centers, and the Company Profile of data regions.
For more please see the following Google docs: