Runtime 6.0 and SDK 2.8 released for Azure Service Fabric
Date updated: 26 September 2017
Azure Service Fabric is Microsoft’s microservices application platform, as well as a container orchestrator that will help developers build and manage cloud-scale applications. With Service Fabric, developers will be able to focus on building applications and business logic, and let Azure solve the hard distributed systems problems such as reliability, scalability, management, and latency.
We recently released version 5.8 of the runtime and 2.8 of the SDK with the following enhancements:
· GA of orchestration of Linux Containers—The Service Fabric v.5.8 and the 2.8 SDK release will bring many features familiar to customers orchestrating Windows Server containers to Linux containers, including a DNS service, resource governance, integration with Operations Management Suite for container diagnostics, and support for mounting volume drivers. This release will also include preview support for the Docker Compose API so you can run reuse compose.yaml files.
· First class tooling for Linux tooling—We have open sourced Linux tooling for integration with Yeoman, Jenkins, Eclipse and more. Azure CLI 2.0 will provide you with a first-class experience for managing applications and clusters. You will get an easy-to-use Azure portal integration to create and manage clusters, along with the Service Fabric Explorer management tool to monitor your clusters.
· Preview of the programming models for Java and .NET Standard 2.0—We're releasing a preview of the programming models for Java and .NET Standard 2.0, including stateless and stateful Reliable Services. Stateful Reliable Services will bring the data close to compute by automatically co-locating data on the same node where the service is running, thereby reducing latency. Furthermore, a preview of the easy-to-use Reliable Actors programming model on C# and Java will also be released.
Learn more about Azure Service Fabric.