Microsoft extends technology support free of charge for Ukraine
Microsoft said on Thursday that it will provide Ukraine with free technological support during the entirety of the calendar year 2023. According to Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, the business will provide further technical assistance estimated to be worth approximately one hundred million dollars. This “will ensure that government agencies, critical infrastructure, and other sectors in Ukraine can continue to run their digital infrastructure and serve citizens through the Microsoft Cloud,” Smith said in a blog post. He made this announcement at a press conference in Lisbon, Portugal, along with Mykhailo Fedorov, who is the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Minister of Digital Transformation in that country.
Microsoft has committed to providing Ukraine with free technical support until 2023
Since the conflict in Ukraine broke out in February, Microsoft’s total support for the country has increased to more than 400 million dollars thanks to this most recent promise. “The continued defense of Ukraine depends in part on a critical digital alliance of countries, companies, and nonprofits.” “Since the war began in February, Microsoft and other tech companies have provided unprecedented technology assistance to the government and people of Ukraine,” said Smith.
Microsoft and other companies have assisted vital Ukrainian services by distributing their digital infrastructure into the public cloud. These services are supported by data centers located around Europe.
“As underscored in Microsoft’s report in June, this has played a critical role in protecting the resilience and security of Ukraine’s data and digital services even in the face of Russian cruise missiles and other kinetic attacks on Ukraine’s government data center and other physical assets,” Smith informed.
The corporation is providing vital assistance to the nation in the form of cybersecurity protection, as well as data and support to international organizations that are assisting Ukraine and investigating war crimes committed against civilians.