A few weeks ago, Microsoft was awarded the $ 10 billion contract for JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure), the project that will bring Pentagon data management to the cloud. Jeff Bezos and his team immediately expressed their dismay at the decision and now intend to proceed by legal means.
The JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) project for the modernization of the Ministry of Defense’s technological infrastructure by moving its IT systems from physical servers to the cloud. Amazon was considered the main contender for this contract, as the company’s cloud platform – Amazon Web Services (AWS) – is already used by the CIA and more than 5,000 government agencies in the United States.
However, the Pentagon in October this year gave preference to Microsoft and its cloud service Azure.
An AWS statement released on Thursday said that Amazon has “the unique expertise and expertise to deliver critical technology to the needs of the Ministry of Defense.”
“We also believe that it is very important for our country that the government and elected leaders dispose of contracts objectively and do not use political influence,” the statement says in a press release.
It’s a complex issue that also has to be addressed by the never-before-seen tensions between Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos, with the US President repeatedly publicly lashing out at the Amazon CEO, first mocking him with a nickname and then intervening at leg PROCEDURE for assigning JEDI.
Companies that have applied in the past to try to win the contract include IBM, Oracle and Google. The first two were excluded in the spring, while bigG has now been called out of the race for reasons primarily related to the desire not to lend its technology to the field of war.