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Google Workspace User Guide

By : Balaji Iyer
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Google Workspace User Guide

By: Balaji Iyer

Overview of this book

Google Workspace has evolved from individual Google services to a suite of apps that improve productivity and promote efficient collaboration in an enterprise organization. This book takes you through the evolution of Google Workspace, features included in each Workspace edition, and various core services, such as Cloud Identity, Gmail, and Calendar. You’ll explore the functionality of each configuration, which will help you make informed decisions for your organization. Later chapters will show you how to implement security configurations that are available at different layers of Workspace and also how Workspace meets essential enterprise compliance needs. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the core services available in Google Workspace, including Google Apps Script, AppSheet, and Google Cloud Platform. Finally, you’ll explore the different tools Google offers when you’re adopting Google Cloud and migrating your data from legacy mail servers or on-premises applications over to cloud servers. By the end of this Google Workspace book, you’ll be able to successfully deploy Google Workspace, configure users, and migrate data, thereby helping with cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started – Google Workspace
Part 2: Data Security
Part 3: Data Integrations
Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications
Part 4: Migrating Data

Segregation of data by regions

As we saw in Chapter 1, Introducing Google Workspace, Google Workspace uses a distributed architecture to store data across multiple data centers. Enterprises typically have specific compliance policies that require that the data be saved in a specific data region. Google Workspace addresses these requirements through data regions by allowing administrators to select the destination data region where Google Workspace data will be saved.

There are two editions of data regions:

  • Fundamental
  • Enterprise

While Fundamental data regions lets you set a region for all the users within the organization, Enterprise data regions lets you configure various regions for each OU:

Figure 4.19 – Configuring a data regions policy

Figure 4.19 – Configuring a data regions policy

Please note that when data regions is enabled for a user and if the user is physically located outside of the region, performance delays may be observed when accessing data. A classic...