Feb 15 2018
Organizations have been growing through mergers and acquisitions for many years to drive into new markets. A direct result of this expansion is that IT groups are now forced to manage multiple geographic locations. This brings on new challenges and the associated headaches.
Multi-geo data residency is becoming a necessity for many enterprise businesses and with the upcoming GDPR security regulations the challenges are increasing. To help customers meet their data-at-rest commitments, Microsoft announced new capabilities in Office 365 that will enable a single Office 365 tenant to span geos and choose the geo location to store data on a per-user basis. In other words, if your tenant is homed in the US, but you have some users based in Spain, you could configure your tenant to be Multi-Geo encompassing.
To help our customers have a clear overview of how these users are distributed to multiple geographic regions within an existing tenant, we have introduced a new report: MultiGeo.
As you can see in the picture below the map displays the Office 365 users based on a specific Office 365 datacenter region, even if the tenant’s home region is different.
You can also filter the map by Location through searching the “Preferred Data Location” in the table. This property is set by the Active AD administrator so that Office 365 can provision the corresponding data-at-rest resources.
You can also perform Bulk-actions on selected users from a filtered user list by clicking on the “Action” button.