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Amazon ‘surprised’ after Pentagon awards coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to rival Microsoft – GeekWire

The Pentagon. (Flickr Photo / David B. Gleason. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0) The Department of Defense announced Friday it is awarding the coveted $10 billion, 10-year contract to build the military’s war cloud to Microsoft. It’s a huge win for Microsoft over Amazon, which had long been seen as a frontrunner for the Joint Enterprise …

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In a big surprise, Pentagon grants Microsoft $10B JEDI cloud contract over Amazon

Microsoft Corp. today won the Department of Defense’s hotly contested $10 billion, 10-year cloud computing contract, beating out frontrunner Amazon Web Services Inc. Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit had been the presumed favorite for the plum contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI, for well over a year partly thanks to its …

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