Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services. They 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. The infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of data centers, servers, content distribution networks, edge computing nodes, and fiber optic networks. Their 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. Dayne Sampson, CVP Global Foundation Services (GFS), discusses Microsoft's approach to operational excellence and how Global Foundation Services innovates to drive greater data center performance, efficiency, and reliability.
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