Chapter 12 Service Fabric on Linux

Service Fabric running on Linux may come as a surprise. Why would Microsoft invest in non-Windows platforms? The reality, however, is that Service Fabric on Linux resonates with the openness of Azure strategy. Azure has never been just for Microsoft technologies. It’s an inclusive platform that welcomes all types of workloads on all technical stacks. In fact, a huge portion of Azure compute power resides on Linux. The percentage of Linux VMs on Azure was 33% in 2016 and 40% in 2017, and it continues to increase.

As a microservices platform, Service Fabric must embrace not only Windows-based workloads, but also Linux-based workloads. In the past two years, the Service Fabric team has built up native Linux support ...

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