A container is a logical or location-based structure used for organizing and managing physical assets. For example, you can create a container to represent a real-world folder, and that folder can contain physical documents (i.e., physical assets). Containers enable the physical container structure of an organization to be modeled electronically. As references to physical assets are created, they will be associated with one of these configured containers.

This hierarchical view of containers also makes it possible to see which physical assets exist in a specific container. Physical containers will never be considered records, but instead act as an organizational hierarchy only.