Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) continues to learn by running online services while also building the next generation of services that are both resilient and cost effective. A key factor in realizing these goals is to apply innovation and lessons learned during the design phase. Take a look at the datacenter operations, and explore the challenges of managing large-scale services, such as Windows Live ID (WLID), which handle billions of transactions per day.
Benjamin RavaniBen Ravani is a General Manager in the Global Foundation Services at Microsoft. Ben brings 21 years of experience in the high tech industry from business planning and product development to services design and operations support. Ben currently leads an organization that manages over 100 of Microsoft’s online properties with 10,000’s of servers deployed in data centers globally providing services to Hundreds of Millions of users worldwide. The scope of his responsibilities includes managing services with over a Billion transactions per day and 10’s of millions of concurrent sessions. He is responsible for operating a number of platform services including Windows Live ID, Messenger and Anti Phishing. Ben has provided design consulting to services such as WLID, Microsoft’s online Billing platform, Microsoft’s Rights Management Platform, and Microsoft’s award winning Internet Safety platform. Ben joined Microsoft over 14 years. Since then, he has held various leadership roles at Microsoft involved in developing and building a number of products and services. Ben started his career in developing technologies in the automotive and aerospace industries. He led an engineering team in the Boeing 777 development program responsible for the Electrical and Avionics Engineering Computing. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.