First published on MSDN on Sep 27, 2016
At Ignite 2016 this week, we are marking two major steps forward in our journey to make Service Fabric available in every environment and on every platform. To wit:
The Service Fabric standalone installer for Windows Server
has reached general availability
Now, in addition to the ability to create production-grade Service Fabric clusters in Azure, you can do the same in your own datacenter or another public cloud. The standalone installer makes it easy to create clusters ranging in size from 3 to 1000 machines and allow you to fully describe how your environment is laid out, ensuring that your cluster and applications always remain highly available. For developers, nothing changes - Service Fabric applications can be deployed to a cluster running in Azure or any other environment with no changes. For more information about setting up a standalone cluster, see
Create and manage a cluster running on Windows Server
Service Fabric on Linux has entered public preview
A little over one year since
began, Service Fabric on Linux is now available in public preview. Beyond bringing the Service Fabric runtime to Linux, the public preview also includes previews of the Service Fabric programming models in Java and .NET Core, developer environments for
, and support for orchestrating Docker containers. We have a lot of work left to do to bring all of these areas to GA, so please don't hesitate to share your feedback!
If you're in Atlanta for Ignite 2016, please stop by the Service Fabric booth to say hi. Otherwise, we'll see you in all the usual channels!