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With the global spread of COVID-19 affecting our communities, colleagues, partners and customers, Aruba is focused on doing everything in our power to help those with the greatest needs. More than ever, hospitals and first responders are faced with the need for additional networking infrastructure to augment capacity and deliver round the clock care.
Given the influx of temporary COVID-related healthcare facilities, Aruba is responding by donating thousands of secure connectivity kits worth approximately $50M USD required for the immediate provisioning of pop-up clinics, testing sites and temporary hospital facilities available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland — all in compliance with local laws. There are two bundles being offered: one designed as a wireless LAN extension from the existing healthcare network and one designed for cellular backhaul where traditional broadband connectivity is limited.
To help healthcare organizations get set up quickly, Aruba has created the Airheads Volunteer Corps; a registry of volunteer network engineers ready to assist in the build out of network infrastructures for medical facilities on the front lines of dealing with this pandemic.
The Airheads Volunteer Corps is an opt-in only registry of skilled network engineers interested in doing what they can to assist our medical community with their networking needs. In creating this registry, Aruba aims to connect those in need of IT skills, with those who have the ability to help. Joining the Airheads Volunteer Corps is simple and without obligation. The Airhead will always have the final decision on how best they can respond to the needs in their local community.
To sign up, you only need to complete the registration form. This form will ask basic details such as your contact information, location, level of technical expertise and Aruba certifications achieved. The Aruba account teams will in turn be working closely with healthcare facilities around the world to support their needs. When an account team receives a request for help, that team will search the registry for Airheads with the appropriate skills and proximity to the medical facility in question. Once the introduction is made, Aruba allows for the organization in need to work directly with the Airhead Volunteer to best determine the level of support they can provide.
At all times, the volunteer must practice social distancing and adhere to the safety guidelines of the facility in need. Ensuring their own personal safety must be the first and foremost responsibility of the volunteer.
Our hope is that by working together, Aruba and our Airheads community can help those on the front line meet the needs they have in dealing with the challenges of this global health crisis.