• Amazon stalls Microsoft's $10B ‘war cloud' contract with the US gov

    5 days ago - By The Next Web

    A US federal judge sided with Amazon on Thursday to temporarily block a $10 billion government contract awarded to its rival Microsoft, Financial Times reports. The ecommerce giant requested the Court of Federal Claims to impose an injunction on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, which would see Microsoft build an enormous cloud environment for the Department of Defence. Amazon argued that beef between its CEO Jeff Bezos and president Donald Trump swayed Pentagon officials into awarding the JEDI contract to Microsoft last October. In fact, Amazon‘s lawyers want Trump and...
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  • US government $10bn Pentagon cloud contract put on hold

    US government $10bn Pentagon cloud contract put on hold

    5 days ago - By TechRadar

    Microsoft's $10 billion contract to modernise the cloud computing systems at the Pentagon has been put on hold after a federal judge ruled in favour of an appeal from competitor Amazon. Amazon asked the court to pause the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project until an investigation into the procurement process has been conducted. JEDI was awarded to Microsoft in October after a fierce bidding war saw the world's leading technology firms pitted against each other, with Amazon Web Services losing out in the final bid.
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