The various objects defined in the PingDirectoryProxy Server will be specific to a particular location. Location names are used to define a grouping of PingDirectoryProxy Server products based on physical proximity. For example, a location is most often associated with a single datacenter location. During the installation, assign a location to each server for optimal inter-server behavior. The location assigned to a server within Global Configuration can be referenced by components within the server as well as processes external to the server to satisfy "local" versus "remote" decisions used in replication, load balancing, and failover.