Global Foundation Services
Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services team delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for the company’s over 200 online businesses including Bing, Hotmail, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live 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 76 markets worldwide.
“It’s really challenging, because you are talking about a global environment, and in GFS we are the windows to the world for Microsoft. The most challenging piece is scale. This is the most globally distributed environment I have ever been in. We serve billions and billions of people seeing our sites every day. That’s the kind of impact I love.” –Darrell, Director of Network Services