Skip to comments.Amazon Web Services is 'evaluating options' after Microsoft wins $10 billion JEDI contract
Posted on 10/26/2019 10:13:37 AM PDT by libh8er
Amazon Web Services is "still evaluating options" after the Department of Defense selected Microsoft for a $10 billion contract to move the agency's database to the cloud, according to a source close to the situation.
"We're surprised about this conclusion," an AWS spokesperson said in a statement. "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."
This contract known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract is a 10-year contract to move the Department of Defense's database to the cloud.
It's a big loss for AWS, which drives the majority of the profit for the entire Amazon empire and a surprise, given that AWS was the favorite to win by most industry-watchers.
It was not immediately clear what Amazon's options might be after losing the contract. The bidding process for JEDI began more than one year ago, contenders like Oracle and IBM were eliminated from the process in April. Oracle previously launched an ultimately-failed lawsuit alleging that the JEDI contract selection process was "riddled with improprieties."
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Amazon would have moved Department of Defense’s database to China or Russia not the Cloud
Global warming is just going to kill the cloud anyway.
I am not in love with Amazon.
But I too am puzzled by the choice, on (1) technical and (2) experience grounds. Frankly I would have put IBM or Amazon above Microsoft on both of those grounds.
Is this an “anti” Amazon decision, on political grounds???
(Jeff Bezos is Amazon AND The Washington Post).
You’d think Disney/Lucasfilm would do the lawsuit.
Yep, owning a newspaper that bashes Trump day in day out did not bode well for Jeff.
Amount paid by Jeff Bezos for The Bezos Compost — $250m
Amount lost by Jeff Bezos for not getting the DoD contract —$10b
Expression on Bezos’s face after learning of above — priceless
Good. Screw Bezos.
Amazon expanded a huge operation in D.C. to stay close to the power and influence of the government. This is a big loss for AWS.
It would be foolish to allow Amazon to set-up the government cloud database.
The only “cloud” that DoD data should be in is a private one completely separate from the public internet.
“Bezos is openly hostile to the Trump administration.”
Actually, I admire Bezos for setting up such a grand-scale successful business. Why would he think to become a player in the political world in such a truculent fashion? Reminds me of the Peter Principle. He must think his wealth shields him from everything.
Microsoft is definitely the second most widely used cloud service behind Amazon, and without Amazon’s amateur/semi-amateur user base.
I wouldn’t trust Google with garbage, let alone with data.
It was a wise move for DOD Amazon can’t be trusted they will sell anything to the highest bidder.
Actually the cloud (for data storage and retrieval) is a far more secure and redundant method to manage storage. I’m surprised this hasn’t been done already.
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