This work is currently under way. Will update here as this moves towards general availability.
Thank you for your suggestion and votes.Victor J Crawl supported this idea ·
Cross-region read replicas are now available in public preview. You can create up to five read-only replicas in any region supported by the MySQL service.
To get started, please use the Azure portal to select the location for your read replica: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-read-replicas-portal#create-a-read-replica
Andrea Lam on behalf of the Azure DB for MySQL team
An error occurred while saving the commentVictor J Crawl commented
Is there a new status or projected time frame for implementing active geo-replication?