Regional availability for services and features
IBM watsonx is deployed on the IBM Cloud multi-zone region network. The availability of services and features can vary across regional data centers.
You can view the regional availability for every service in the Services catalog.
Regional availability of the Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning services
Watsonx.ai includes the Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning services to provide foundation and machine learning model tools.
The Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning services are available in the following regional data centers:
- Dallas (us-south), in Texas US
- Frankfurt (eu-de), in Germany
Regional availability of foundation models
The following table shows the IBM Cloud data centers where each foundation model is available. A checkmark indicates that the model is hosted in the region.
Tool and environment limitations for the Frankfurt region
|Watson Studio||If you need a Spark runtime, you must use the Spark environment in Watson Studio for the SPSS Modeler and notebook editor tools.|
|Watson Studio||Synthetic Data Generator is not supported.|
|Watson Studio||Tuning Studio is not supported.|
Regional availability of the watsonx.governance service (including Watson OpenScale)
Watsonx.governance includes the Watson OpenScale service to monitor model assets in your IBM watsonx projects. Watsonx.governance plans are available in the Dallas region. Watson OpenScale legacy plans are available in the Frankfurt region.
Regional availability of the Cloud Object Storage service
The region for the Cloud Object Storage service is Global. Cloud Object Storage buckets for workspaces are Regional buckets. For more information, see IBM Cloud docs: Cloud Object Storage endpoints and storage locations.
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