Announcing Service Fabric GA on Azure, Public Preview of Standalone Clusters on Windows Server, and Limited Preview on Linux

At //build 2015, we announced the first preview of the Service Fabric SDK on Windows. In November, we entered public preview for the Azure-hosted service. At //build 2016, we are announcing that both have reached General Availability (GA) and are ready for production workloads on Azure. In addition, we are opening previews of two previously…


Service Fabric Customer Profile: TalkTalk TV

This post was authored by Ewan Fairweather, Mark Fussell and Gonzalo Ruiz from Microsoft in conjunction with Ilario Corna and Mike Goatly from TalkTalk This is the first post where we will profile some of the customers who have been part of the Azure Service Fabric program over the last year and the applications they…


Service Fabric SDK v1.5.175 and the adoption of Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Today, we are announcing an update to our preview SDK and the adoption of Virtual Machine Scale Sets in Azure-hosted clusters. As part of this release, we are making a series of changes based on your feedback, some of which are breaking. Please read the notes below carefully to understand what you need to do…


Service Fabric Under the Hood: The Cluster Resource Manager (Part 2)

This post was authored by Matt Snider, a Program Manager on the Azure Service Fabric team. Part 1: The Need for Orchestration and the Role of the Cluster Resource Manager Part 2: How the Cluster Resource Manager Works Last time we talked about why Orchestration is an important problem to solve when you are running…


Party until you drop with Azure Service Fabric!

This post was authored by Mani Ramaswamy, a Program Manager on the Azure Service Fabric team. What did we build? Azure Service Fabric makes developing and managing cloud applications simpler and more efficient while offering high scalability and reliability. While the local cluster provided with the SDK provides a high-fidelity substitute for the cloud during…


Microsoft Virtual Academy: Building Microservices with Azure Service Fabric

Microsoft Virtual Academy provides free, online training to help Developers, IT and Data Professionals, and students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. in today’s cloud-centric world, understanding microservices and building them are critical skills. Learn how to Build Always-On, Hyper-Scalable Microservice-based Cloud Services using Azure Service Fabric with Mark Fussell,…


Service Fabric Under the Hood: The Cluster Resource Manager (Part 1)

This post was authored by Matt Snider, a Program Manager on the Azure Service Fabric team. This is the inaugural post in a series where we’ll go deep about the capabilities of Azure Service Fabric in a particular area. This is the first post in that series where we’ll talk about the Resource Manager. The…


MSDN Article: Azure Service Fabric and the Microservices Architecture

MSDN magazine has published an article on Service Fabric called Azure Service Fabric and the Microservices Architecture in the December 2015 issue, written by Cesar de la Torre, Kunal Deep Singh and Vaclav Turecek.  Here’s a brief abstract: Microservices is a hot buzzword at the moment. While there are many presentations and conference talks about…


Service Fabric Enters Public Preview

Since we launched the Service Fabric SDK for one-box development at //build 2015, the most common question we’ve received is “When will I be able to create a cluster in Azure?” We are pleased to announce that the answer to that question is “Today”. Along with opening up the ability for you to create clusters…


Stateful Services: A New Paradigm

This post was authored by Mani Ramaswamy, a Program Manager in the Azure Service Fabric Team.  When building apps, particularly cloud services, the key set of characteristics that you have to focus on are scale, reliability and data consistency. Today, reliability is solely the premise of data store products such as Azure storage, Azure DB,…