Microsoft has announced the release of the preliminary version of Azure Service Fabric for Linux which is scheduled for September 26, 2016. The service was first launched for Microsoft in March and the company says a Linux flavor of the service will be released at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference this year.
The company claims that the Service Fabric allows businesses to deploy scalable and reliable applications on public and private clouds without needing to worry about the underlying operating system. It is said to have the capability of managing multiple instances of the same application and providing load reporting services.
Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich said in a blog post that there was a need for a consistent microservices application platform and management experience across enterprise IT infrastructure, regardless of what operating system or programming language is used.
Russinovich said that most enterprises today host a mixture of Windows Server and Linux servers and by not delivering products for that platform the company would be depriving itself of opportunities.