Q: (from Tom)
Does CRM allow for a database to be replicated/synchronized to multiple locations automatically, and then provide the end-user with a connection to the database location that would provide the best performance based on where the person is located?
The short answer “Yes”. I did a Bing search on “CRM Online multi geo” and found the following document:
which does make reference to multi-regional instances being used to improve performance!
So following the link on how to add another region:
It looks like the steps are pretty well documented. I then looked into the rest of the Office 365 family:
Exchange Online Multi-Geo: