Microsoft announced that first responders and emergency organizations and their needs will be prioritized when distributing their new cloud resources.
As more people across the world are encouraged to work and study from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, digital resources are not only becoming more widely used, but are also becoming essential utilities. As a result, Microsoft has seen an increase in demand for its cloud services.
To accommodate this, Microsoft stated that if they face cloud capacity constraints, “top priority will be going to first responders, health and emergency management services, critical government infrastructure organizational use, and ensuring remote workers stay up and running with the core functionality of teams.”
The company is also partnering with international governments to make sure that Microsoft data centers worldwide are fully-staffed, operational and supporting as many functions as possible.