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 the project 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 Linux and Mac, 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!
The Service Fabric Team