Business units are the top-level organization and authorization container within Resolve. They are used to segregate data, providing authorization limits for user groups.

Giving a user group access to a business unit allows all members of the user group to exercise their privileges on data within the business unit scope.
Note: This access does not mean that members of the user group have unlimited data privileges. A user's assigned role might restrict their ability to create, read, update, and delete data within the business unit.

Sites and zones

Sites and zones provide another layer of organization within a business unit. A site resides within a business unit and a zone resides within a site.

A site generally corresponds to a physical site, such as an office or data center, but a site can represent a conceptual grouping of data and assets. In the same manner, a zone could be conceptual, but typically a zone represents a network segment within your organization, such as a DHCP zone or DMZ.

Every business unit must have at least one site and one zone. By default, when a business unit is created, a site and zone with the same name are also created.

Project groups

Project groups are managed within a business unit separate from sites and zones. When a business unit is created, a default project group with the same name is also created.

Resolve supports three levels of project groups.