Microsoft has announced that it will donate $1 billion in cloud services to non profit organizations and researchers.
The company is looking to provide these services to company’s that would not normally be able to afford them, and the $1 billion will be donated over the next three years.
Today Microsoft Philanthropies, the recently-announced expansion of our commitment to global giving, is making a big statement. We will donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next 3 years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide.
The “public cloud” refers to massive, privacy-protected data and storage services rendered over a network for public use. Cloud computing makes it possible to reason over quantities of data to produce specific insights and intelligence. It converts guesswork and speculation into predictive and analytical power.
The news was published on Microsoft’s Blog by the company’s CEO Satya Nadella, you can see full details at the link below.