Applies To: CLOUD IAAS

Memset operates across two data centres within in the UK, one in Dunsfold, and one in Reading. OpenStack allows us to control infrastructure in both data centres using the concept of Regions.

A region dictates a set of compute, networking and storage services that is independent, and therefore non reliant on any other region. These services are completely standalone, offering total data centre resiliency.


  • dunsfold-a
  • reading-a

When using the OpenStack dashboard (Horizon), you can manage resources in a particular region by selecting it from the drop down menu in the top left.

When using the CLI interfaces, remember to export the correct region environment variable.

export OS_REGION_NAME=dunsfold-a


export OS_REGION_NAME=reading-a