Entertainment Pentagon awards Cloud order-to AWS, Google, Oracle and Microsoft

10:40  09 december  2022
10:40  09 december  2022 Source:   silicon.de

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Multi Cloud © provided by Silicon Multi Cloud The new order has a term until June 2028. The order volume drops from $ 10 to $ 9 billion.

The Pentagon awarded the Cloud order , which was newly advertised around a year ago. The successor of the Jedi, named 10 billion dollar mandate, now goes to all companies involved in the tender : Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and Oracle. He now has a volume of $ 9 billion.

In contrast to Jedi, several companies are now involved in the Join Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC). The US Department of Defense procures commercial cloud services and functions "at the speed of the mission, at all classification levels, from headquarters to the tactical edge," said the Department of Defense (DOD). Military personnel gains access to non -secret, secret and strictly secret data.

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In addition, the dod is entitled between services such as elastic computing, storage, network infrastructure, advanced data analysis, increased security and tactical EDGE devices, it is also said in the announcement. As the Associated Press reports, the order should be completed by June 2028.

After the award of Jedi, there had been complaints from the companies that were not taken into account. Ultimately, this led to delays in implementation. The US government then decided to revise the catalog of requirements and to withdraw the order assigned to Microsoft.

In November 2021, the Pentagon finally started the tender for the JWCC order. At the time, however, the US government assumed that Google and Oracle were not taken into account again. Only AWS and Microsoft “seem to be able to meet all the requirements of the Ministry of Defense, including the provision of cloud services at all levels of the national security classification,” said the US General Services Administration responsible for procurement at the time.

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