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Geolocation based choice of Bluemix region not intuitive

Bluemix seems to automatically choose a Bluemix region (Dallas, London, Sydney) based on geolocating the user. That leads to services possibly not being displayed in the catalog and reactions like "where is all this great stuff you are talking about. It's not in my catalog!"

I think we need to make the user aware at login time what region we chose and allow him/her to override it. It would also help to give users the ability to choose their default region in their account settings.

Submitted on behalf of Uwe Fassnacht

  • Jake Peyser
  • Aug 23 2016
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  • Tim Brantner commented
    August 23, 2016 03:13

    Thanks Jake, we are getting this feedback to our Console design team in order to improve the experience.

  • Veronica Ward commented
    September 07, 2017 15:10

    I believe this has been covered by the latest release of the global catalog where a user can select any service to deploy.  Marking as shipped.

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