Region name changes are being implemented
  • IBM Cloud Platform
  • Sydney
    Frankfurt
    London
    Washington DC
    Dallas
  • Description
    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 are familiar with our current global regions, you’ll recognize names like US South and Sydney. Because those names are not geographically consistent, we are 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 is not an impact from an API perspective. The following list shows the old and new location names:

    Previous location display name/ID New location display name/ID
    US South/us-south Dallas/us-south
    US East/us-east Washington DC/us-east
    United Kingdom/eu-gb London/eu-gb
    Germany/eu-de Frankfurt/eu-de
    Sydney/au-syd Sydney/au-syd

    For more information and a comprehensive list of data centers and regions, see the Locations for resource deployment information in our documentation.

    This information originated in the Updated Global Location Names for IBM Cloud article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.