The tech giant Microsoft announced the launch of a new offering for its mission-critical Azure Government cloud targeted at government customers and partners that regularly work with top-secret classified data.

Azure Government Top Secret regions provide the same capabilities as Azure commercial, Azure Government and Azure Government Secret, just at a higher level of security.

“Today, we are announcing the expansion of our mission-critical cloud for US Government with new capabilities in Azure Government, the expansion of Azure Government Secret, and the announcement of a new cloud to serve customers with Top Secret classified data—Azure Government Top Secret,” Tom Keane, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Azure Global, said.

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The new cloud option affords agencies that manage sensitive data — the compromise of which would cause exceptionally grave damage to national security — more flexibility in modernizing their legacy information technology systems.

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