Global Load Balancing: deploy roles in multiple data centers and BGP anycast traffic to closest DC
Thank you for the suggestion.
Traffic Manager uses a DNS-based system for distributing load. Whilst I understand how a BGP anycast system would provide an alternative, we don’t have any current plans to switch to a BGP Anycast based approach.
Thank you again for taking the time to contribute your feedback.
In addition to Global Load Balancing: allow replicating data within Windows Azure & SQL Azure to other data centers.
Part of this feature already started with the SQL Azure Data Sync CTP: