Microsoft Embracing Linux on Premise
Microsoft is showing its love for Linux (again).
The company is announcing it will launch its Azure Service Fabric cloud service for Linux out of limited preview later this month (Sept. 26, 2016). The core service will offer developers a platform for building and running apps in microservices (which launched out of preview in March 2016).
Microsoft Azure chief executive Mark Russinovich indicated today that an installer will be coming out to help companies deploy Azure Service Fabric in their on-premises data centers, or between public and private clouds, or on multiple public clouds.
What makes this interesting is that Microsoft’s top public cloud infrastructure rivals, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, offer platform as a service (PaaS) tools but do not make the software available for cross-cloud or on-premises deployment.