Microsoft has this week officially released the first update for Azure App Service on the Azure Stack platform. Through this update, the company has added feature for the resource provider. Among the changes are support for highly available deployments and the ability to deploy in an existing virtual network.
Other changes coming to Azure App Service on Azure Stack include improvements to Admin and Functions portals, .NET Core 2.0 support and general fixes. Regarding support for highly available deployments, Microsoft explains workloads can now be deployed across fault domains.
“Therefore App Service infrastructure is able to be fault tolerant as it will be deployed across fault domains. By default all new deployments of Azure App Service will have this capability however for deployments completed prior to Azure Stack 1802 update being applied refer to the App Service Fault Domain documentation.”
Deploying in an existing virtual network gives customers tools to communicate with SQL and File Service with App Service through a private network.
Azure App Service allows developers to better manage their applications, including high productivity creations. With the built-in images, users can create cloud applications using ASP.NET Core, Node.js PHP, and Ruby. Users can just select the stack a web app needs and let Azure set up the environment and maintain the app.
“If you’re building cloud applications with Microsoft Azure, things just got a whole lot better. Now, no matter where you are, you can monitor all of your web, mobile, and API apps running on Azure App Service.
Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud solution launched by Microsoft last July. The cloud platform offers specifically designed for on-premises data centers. Microsoft points out that Stack customers access cloud services using on-premises data centers and hosted environments.
With Stack organization can improve IT infrastructure management. Even on-premises, customers get the power of Azure and related cloud features from Microsoft. Stack gives customers a self-service portal that can run on privately owned servers.
Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Azure Stack to Azure Government.