Microsoft is announcing the general availability of Azure App Service on Linux, including its Web App for Containers capability. With this, developers get a built-in image support for ASP.NET Core, Node.js, PHP and Ruby on Linux, as well as an option to bring their own Docker formatted container images supporting Java, Python, Go and more.
Azure App Service provides developers a faster and reliable solution to quickly build, deploy and scale applications without having to maintain the underlying web servers or operating systems. Azure App Service delivers this experience and currently hosts more than 1 million cloud applications.
High productivity development
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. Just select the stack your web app needs, we will set up the application environment and handle the maintenance for you. If you want more control of your environment, simply SSH into your application and get full remote access to administrative commands.
Pre-built packages including WordPress, Joomla and Drupal solutions are also available in Azure Marketplace and can be deployed with just a few clicks to App Service.
Ease of deployment
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, and Web App for Containers will deploy your containerized application and provision required infrastructure. Furthermore, whenever required, it will automatically perform Linux OS patching and load balancing for you.
Apart from the portal, you also have the option to deploy to App Service using CLI or Azure Resource Management templates.
Built-in CI/CD, scale on demand
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.
Deployment Slots let you easily deploy to target environments, swap staging to production, schedule performance and quality tests, and roll-back to previous versions with zero downtime.
After you promote the updates to production, scaling is as simple as dragging a slider, calling a REST API, or configuring automatic scaling rules. You can scale your applications up or down on demand or automatically, and get high availability within and across different geographical regions.