Microsoft was awarded a hotly contested contract valued at as a lot as $10 billion to supply cloud computing companies to the Pentagon, the Protection Division stated in an announcement on Friday night time.
The choice offers a blow to market chief Amazon.com, which had been battling for the 10-year contract and was seen by many business analysts because the seemingly winner. Oracle was one other contender.
The Pentagon has stated the cloud undertaking, often known as the Joint Enterprise Protection Infrastructure, or JEDI, is meant to assist convey the Pentagon’s expertise into the trendy period.
The Protection Division is investing in business cloud companies, which host computing energy and storage in distant knowledge facilities, to enhance knowledge safety and velocity up real-time sharing of knowledge throughout the army.
The Pentagon stated the contract was anticipated to be accomplished by 2029.
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