Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard covers by Microsoft’s $21 billion IVAS XR contract with the U.S. Army is a much bigger deal than meets the eye.
In a decision handed down Friday, Microsoft was again awarded the Department of Defense JEDI contract. Sort of. Amazon’s AWS has pledged to continue its fight against the fairness of the selection and evaluation process and the claim of undue political influence. What’s ahead? More waiting.
The cloud wars continue to be exciting. Amazon scored today as a judge blocked the Department of Defense $10Bn JEDI cloud services contract award to Microsoft pending decisions on Amazon’s request to depose the President and other government officials with regard to the award of this contract. But in the big scheme of things, will it matter? Here’s what I think.
Still upset over losing the Department of Defense JEDI contract, Amazon’s AWS seeks to President Trump and six other government workers regarding the selection of Microsoft for the DoD cloud services contract. Will questioning the government about this decision make any difference?
News that breaks on a Friday night is often ignored, but not this news. The Pentagon announced the award to Microsoft of its $10 Billion technology services contract, often referred to as JEDI, usurping the perceived-front runner Amazon (and making good on my prediction).