With the recent release of SQL Azure, we are now available in 6 data centers around the world. This enables everyone to be able to create databases around the world, closer to where the usage will be.
Beyond having your data closer to your location, the paired data centers help provide the ability to get redundant warm databases closer. This is amazing value that is available to anyone for a very affordable price.
To set the paired redundant copy, you will need to use the new preview of SQL Azure to SQL Azure sync capabilities. You can sign up at http://www.sqlazurelabs.com/ then click “SQL Azure Data Sync”.