Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that is the foundational technology powering core Azure infrastructure, as well as other Microsoft services such as Skype for Business, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Dynamics 365, Cortana, and many more. It makes building and managing scalable microservices and container applications for Windows and Linux easy. Service Fabric has supported container orchestration for production scenarios for several months now with the general availability announcement forWindows Server 2016at Microsoft Build andUbuntu Linux 16.04at the Ignite conference. At Ignite, we demonstrated the scheduling, placement ofa million containers on a cluster spanning 3500 nodes in under two minutes, which meant that you never have to worry about performance and scale with Service Fabric. We’ll have a more detailed post on this coming soon.
In this post, we’ll call out some of the container orchestration capabilities in Service Fabric along with a peek at what’s coming soon. Many customers are looking at lift-and-shift followed bymodernizationof their applications, and Service Fabric provides first-class support for either scenario.