WASHINGTON – The Pentagon announced Tuesday a cloud computing deal with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $ 10 billion and will instead pursue a deal with Microsoft and Amazon.
“As the technology environment changes, it has become clear that the long-delayed JEDI cloud contract no longer meets the requirements to fill the DoD’s capability gap,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
The statement didn’t directly mention that Amazon’s Pentagon was expanded against the $ 1 million contract originally awarded to Microsoft. The contract could end up being worth $ 10 billion.
Amazon Web Services, a leader in the provision of cloud computing services, has long been considered a leading candidate to lead the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project known as JEDI. The project was supposed to store and process huge amounts of classified data and allow the US military to …