OpenVPN Cloud Region
What is it?
A Region is the geographic area that serves as an OpenVPN Cloud point of presence. OpenVPN maintains a group of high-performance multi-tenant VPN servers that are located in each Region. All OpenVPN Cloud Regions are connected to each other in a full-mesh topology to form a high-bandwidth core network. Your user Devices and Connector applications must connect to a Region to be a part of your VPN.
Who should use this?
An OpenVPN Cloud Administrator must configure one Region for each Connector. An administrator can also set up a Default Region for all Connectors and User Groups to use. An administrator can also restrict Users to connect a specific set of Regions based on the User Group they belong to.
OpenVPN Cloud Users must select a Region to import a connection profile.
Why should I use this?
Your workforce has a better chance of getting faster data speeds if the 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 Region will generally provide faster access to VPN as compared to connecting to San Jose in the USA.
Show me how to configure it?
When should I make use of this?
An administrator can choose a Region to download a profile for a User with the intention of providing it to the user offline.
A User can choose a Region to connect to using the Connect Client from the allowed set of Regions.