Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services. We focus on smart growth, high reliability, operational excellence, cost-effectiveness, environmental sustainability, and a trustworthy online experience for customers and partners worldwide.
GFS delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, SkyDrive and the Windows Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of data centers, servers, content distribution networks, edge computing nodes, and fiber optic networks. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 89 countries worldwide.
Our team is committed to delivering and maintaining a robust process for acquisition, cost and energy consumption, incident management, service support, research and development, and change management across our resources.
Helping to mindfully shape the next era of computing, the senior leaders in GFS hold over 300 US technology patents and have a combined total over 280 years of industry experience in building and managing infrastructure technology networks, security, product development, and global operations. Their backgrounds include expertise in industrial, electrical, and mechanical engineering, power and cooling architecture and design, research and development, security, privacy and compliance, and business operations and administration.