Updated Global Location Names for IBM Cloud

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Updated global location naming structure

As IBM Cloud continues to expand our global availability footprint, we are updating our location naming structure to better support an understandable, consistent hierarchy of geographies, regions, and data centers around the world. If you’re familiar with our current global regions, you’ll recognize names like US South and Sydney. Since those aren’t geographically consistent, we’re aligning those location names to the names of the city in which the data centers physically exist.

For now, the programmatic IDs are not changing, so there’s no impact from an API perspective. Here is a table that shows the old and new location names.

location display name/ID

For more information and a comprehensive list of data centers and regions, please visit this page in our documentation.

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