When DreamFactory Enterprise™ provisions a new instance, a directory is created for it to use as local storage. The location of this directory depends on the **mount** assigned to the server on which the instance was provisioned.
Mounts can be local or remote storage. As long as the storage space is accessible via the file system of the server, it can be utilized for storage.
By default, DreamFactory Enterprise™ defines the mount point `/data/storage` for your initial cluster. This directory contains a subdirectory for each cluster. The initial installation defaults to **local** as the storage area. This exists on your system in `/data/storage/local`. When you create new clusters, you can configure their storage areas in a different subdirectory, or different mount point altogether. It is designed to be flexible and map to most storage scenarios.