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Tech & Science: after the Jedi Posse: Pentagon large order goes to Microsoft, Google, AWS and Oracle

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The Pentagon has newly awarded its large cloud order and brought four providers on board. It is the end of a posse that could have been politically motivated not least. In 2019,

won the Jedi project (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) with a volume of around $ 10 billion, brought Amazon to the palm. Measured by the total turnover of the two companies, 10 billion is not really much, but of course it was about prestige, especially since Microsoft saws intensely on the Cloud throne of Amazon AWS. Amazon also sensed a political influence because President Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos, then boss of Amazon, were not particularly good at each other.

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Amazon actually complained and managed to push up the final award, in the end it became too colorful for the Pentagon and in July 2021 the Jedi order was finally canceled and rewritten .

The successor is called "Joint Warfing Cloud Capability (JWCC)", has a total volume of $ 9 billion and runs by 2028. A total of four companies share this order, Microsoft, Google, AWS and Oracle. It is not known whether the allocation will take place in equal parts - hopefully there will be no new argument about it.

Microsoft will be able to cope with it financially, and the question must also be asked why the order has initially been awarded to a single company if a division is obviously possible. It should actually be in the interest of an authority not to be dependent on a provider.

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