Microsoft’s Azure App Service on Linux now in general availability

Arif Bacchus

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure App Service on Linux. The availability includes the Web App for Containers capability and means that Microsoft now offers up built-in image support for ASP.NET Core, Node.js, PHP and Ruby on Linux.

According to Microsoft, this availability is an important step in the company’s commitment to “invest in providing more choices that help you maximize your existing investments.” The company details that with Azure App Service on Linux, developers can expect High productivity development, ease of development, and built-in CI/CD, scale on demand.

Nir Mashkowski, Partner Director of Program Management, Azure App Service, details these expectations.

  • To accelerate cloud applications development, you can take advantage of the built-in images for ASP.NET Core, Node.js, PHP and Ruby, all running on Linux, letting you focus on your applications instead of infrastructure.
  • With the new App Service capability, Web App for Containers, you can get your containerized applications to production in seconds. Simply push your container image to Docker Hub, Azure Container Registry, or your private registry.
  • Azure App Service on Linux offers built-in CI/CD capabilities and an intuitive scaling experience. With a few simple clicks, you can integrate with GitHub, Docker Hub or Azure Container Registry, and realize continuous deployment through Jenkins, VSTS or Maven.

Those who are interested in getting started can give a read of the use cases here, or try out App Service for free. A webinar is also upcoming, and more information on containerized applications will be available then.