The Pentagon contract for the development of cloud infrastructure for data storage was received by Microsoft. The term of the transaction is 10 years, the amount is $ 10 billion. The project is called JEDI, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud. In a tender for its implementation, the company competed with other giants, including Amazon, IBM, Oracle and Google.
Google was one of the first to drop back in 2018. The company said participation in the project could conflict with recently developed AI development principles. In addition, Google lacked government certificates to solve some problems. The Pentagon refused to hire another contractor for this.
We’re surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing, and a detailed assessment purely on the comparative offerings clearly lead to a different conclusion. We remain deeply committed to continuing to innovate for the new digital battlefield where security, efficiency, resiliency, and scalability of resources can be the difference between success and failure.
These news had some impact on the companies’ shares: Microsoft shares gained 3%; Amazon’s stock was down 0.8%.
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