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January, 2011

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, OneDrive and the Windows Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million 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 90 countries worldwide. Learn more…

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