Google Cloud uses regions, subdivided into zones, to define the geographic location of physical computing resources.
The Cloud Life Sciences API is a regionalized service that lets you align with locality
needs for your data. When you call the
pipelines.run method, you specify one
of several available locations where metadata about the pipeline's progress
will be stored. The location you
specify is only used to store metadata about the pipeline operation.
When you run the API, it allocates VMs on your behalf that you specify in
The locations where the VMs are allocated can be any of the Compute Engine regions and zones
and are independent from where the pipeline metadata is stored.
The Cloud Life Sciences API regionalized service is available in the following locations:
|Region name||Region description|
||Los Angeles, USA|
|Multi-region name||Multi-region description|
||Data centers in the United States|