Storage region vs Instance region - few choices

I am trying to setup my first instance but…

  • The only region available for cloud/persistent storage is Texas
  • Of the only 2 instances currently available neither is available in Texas

We are currently using these GPUs to train our models.

Is this what I should expect:

  • Very few instance types available at any moment and likely not the instance type that i want?
  • Not being able to launch an instance than can connect to my storage?

Also, I requested an instance:
How long does it take for the instance to be available?
Even when available I am concerned that it will be in the wrong region.