to availability of Azure Apps on Linux, total of 36 data centers worldwide etc.
Episode 216: Azure News Recap with Chris and Haishi October 2016 | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show | Channel 9
Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show | Channel 9
App Service Documentation | Azure
App Service on Linux | Microsoft Azure
"Public Preview pricing for App Service on Linux is 50% of the regular price, and the price is calculated by halving the number of compute-hours consumed by your App Service Plan."
Currently only node.js and PHP are available for now, ASP.NET Core would be nice.