This was an internal essential part of Azure form beginning, now being provided to users also.
Announcing Azure Service Fabric: Reducing Complexity in a Hyper-scale World | Microsoft Azure Blog
"Azure Service Fabric – that provides a high control platform that enables developers and ISVs to build cloud services with a high degree of scalability and customization. Service Fabric was born from our years of experience delivering mission-critical cloud services and has been in production for more than five years. It provides the foundational technology upon which we run our Azure core infrastructure and also powers services like Skype for Business, InTune, Event Hubs, DocumentDB, Azure SQL Database (across more than 1.4 million customer databases) and Bing Cortana – which can scale to process more than 500 million evaluations per second...
- It supports creating both stateless and stateful microservices
- Provides the benefits of orchestration and automation for microservices
- State management and provides application lifecycle management
- Visual Studio tooling as well as command line support"
Microsoft's Q3 results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure | Computerworld
Azure vs. AWS: Comparison Doesn't Apply, Microsoft CEO says | Chicago Inno