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Microsoft Azure Introduces Service Fabric

by Adam Armstrong

Today Microsoft announced a new offering that provides a high control platform enabling developers and ISVs to build highly scalable and customizable cloud services, Azure Service Fabric. Service Fabric provides the foundational technology that Azure core infrastructure runs on. Service Fabric also powers service such as Skype for Business, InTune, Event Hubs, DocumentDB, Azure SQL Database, and Bing Cortana.


Today Microsoft announced a new offering that provides a high control platform enabling developers and ISVs to build highly scalable and customizable cloud services, Azure Service Fabric. Service Fabric provides the foundational technology that Azure core infrastructure runs on. Service Fabric also powers service such as Skype for Business, InTune, Event Hubs, DocumentDB, Azure SQL Database, and Bing Cortana.

Azure Service Fabric has been in production for over five years. It intrinsically understands the available infrastructure resources and needs of applications, enabling automatically updating, self-healing behavior that is essential to delivering highly available and durable services at hyper-scale. Service Fabric is the technology that Microsoft Azure uses in delivering mission-critical cloud services, not a version of the it but the exact technology.

Benefits include:

  • It supports creating both stateless and stateful microservices – an architectural approach where complex applications are composed of small, independently versioned services – to power the most complex, low-latency, data-intensive scenarios and scale them into the cloud.
  • Provides the benefits of orchestration and automation for microservices with new levels of app awareness and insight.
  • Solves hard distributed systems problems like state management and provides application lifecycle management capabilities so developers don’t have to re-architect their applications as usage grows.
  • Includes Visual Studio tooling as well as command line support, which enables developers to quickly and easily build, test, debug, deploy and update their Service Fabric applications on single-box deployments, test deployments and production deployments.

Availability

While a specific availability date wasn’t given, developers will be given a preview at Microsoft’s BUILD developer’s conference next week (April 29- May 1). Microsoft plans on delivering this solution in the next generation of Windows Server with Linux support in the future.

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