How can we improve Azure Storage?

Ability to manually initiate failover on Geo-Redundant storage accounts (GRS & RA-GRS)

GRS & RA-GRS storage accounts currently geo-replicate all contents from a primary zone's storage account (storageA) to a secondary zone's storage account (storageB) automatically and this is wonderful.

Right now, it is Microsoft that control when the failover occurs from storageA to storageB. It is also very well documented that this switch will happen only as a last resort move because of the complexity of switching all accounts, possible data loss, etc...

For advanced DR scenarios it would be very handy for us to have a way to manually trigger the failover switch between storageA and storageB.

After the manual switch, DNS would point to storageB instead of storageA and read/write operations would work as expected on the newly promoted storage account (storageB)

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