What is it?
‘VPN Region’ is the term used to describe the geographic area which serves as an OpenVPN Cloud Point of Presence. OpenVPN has a set of high-performance multi-tenant VPN servers located in that geographic area. All of OpenVPN Cloud’s Regions are connected to each other in a full-mesh topology to form a high-bandwidth core network. User’s devices OpenVPN Cloud Device and Connector OpenVPN Cloud Connector applications need to connect to one of the many OpenVPN Cloud Regions to be a part of VPN.
Who should use this?
OpenVPN Cloud Admin OpenVPN Cloud Administrator will need to select one of the VPN Regions for each of the Connector during configuration. The Admin can also setup a ‘Default VPN Region’ Default VPN Region for all Connectors and OpenVPN Cloud User Group to use.
OpenVPN Cloud Users need to select one of the VPN Regions to get the connection profile OpenVPN Cloud Profile
Why should I use this?
Chances of getting faster data speeds improve if the VPN Region chosen for connection is in close geographic proximity to the location of the User or Network. For example, if the physical presence of the User connecting to access the VPN is in the UK, a connection to the London VPN Region will generally provide faster access to VPN as compared to connecting to San Jose in USA.
Selection of a specific VPN Region based on which private Network or Host is connected to it is not needed because connecting to any one of the VPN Regions provides access to the entire VPN.
Show me how to configure it?
When should I make use of this?
Admin can choose a VPN Region to download a profile for a User with the intention of providing it to the user using offline means.
User can choose a VPN Region to connect to using Connect Client from the allowed set of VPN Regions.