Amazon and Microsoft battle it out over a US Military Cloud

Tech Giants Amazon and Microsoft are said to be battling for an opportunity to bag a $10 billion project with regards to a US Military Cloud building architecture.
Formally called as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or shortly called as JEDI, this military intelligence cloud project is said to help the law enforcement in processing vast amounts of classified data, allowing Pentagon to use AI tools to sharpen its skills on war planning and fighting capabilities.

Highly placed sources say that the contract terms were stringent making Oracle and IBM leave the bidding process at a very early stage. But Oracle states that it was pushed behind in the race by the pentagon to favor Amazon.

Military official says that the project will start in early August on what is meant to be a decade long business partnership made for national security.

Google and Facebook say that the project will be marred by controversies as it is filled with secrecy.

Shrugging all the controversies aside, the Department of Defense is likely to announce the winner by this month-end.

Adding to this, the federal judge has dismissed all allegations made by Oracle and has written the judgment in favor of Amazon dot com Inc.

Trusting a single private company and storing and securing so much secret data seem strange… isn’t it?

Why store data and later screech that it has leaked into the hands of hackers or the bad actors…..?

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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