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Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups by Riccardo Becker

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Microsoft Global Foundation Services

So far, you have seen best practices and a standardized approach to embedding the magical word security in your development process. This section outlines some of the details on the specific security and organizational measures to uphold a high standard of security on the floor.

Windows Azure runs in datacenters owned by Microsoft. They are managed by Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS). The datacenters are scattered around the globe and their number is still growing.

GFS is part of Microsoft and is responsible for Microsoft's cloud offerings from Windows Azure to Bing.com, XBox Live, Office365, and more. The main focus of GFS is reliability, operational excellence, sustainability, and trustworthy computing. ...

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