The Pentagon on Tuesday canceled a $ 10 billion cloud computing project after it was sidelined by a legal battle between Amazon and Microsoft.
However, both companies are likely to win deals from a new multi-billion dollar multivendor project to create the Department of Defense’s cloud capability.
“Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) canceled the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud request and initiated contract termination procedures,” the ministry said in a statement.
The reason for the termination cited the Pentagon “evolving requirements, increased cloud conversation and advancements in the industry” and said JEDI “no longer meets its needs”.
“JEDI, which was designed with noble intentions and a baseline now several years old, was developed at a time when the needs of the department were different and our cloud skills were less mature,” said John Sherman, deputy chief information officer of Pentagon, reporters on a media call.
“In view of new initiatives along …