The cloud contract worth $10 billion, has developed some strange bedfellows after it been scheduled to accord to a single cloud company in the tech industry. And fortunately Amazon is the one to grasp this contract. All since then for months, the rivals of Amazon are now marching towards the winner-take-all nudge, and wants Pentagon divvying up the spoils over just one company. All these companies despite being greatest rivals of all times, now they are purportedly merging together for coordinating their appeal against victory of Amazon. While employees of Google were the main reason behind thrashing the company to vow in public for smooth cloud contract proceedings with the Defense Dept, but other tech giants have no such doubts.
On the other hand, a complete opposite case where a team of 9 companies have set aside their harsh competitions and urged to work jointly in the hope to force the Pentagon for divvying up its cloud worth $10 billion to several vendors, as reported by Naomi Nix of Bloomberg. This deal is known as the “Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI)”. All these vendors who have prolonged fierce rivalries include SAP America, Red Hat, and CSRA unit of General Dynamics, IBM, Microsoft, and VMware, Hewlett Packard (HP), and Dell technologies, as Bloomberg reports. Amazon the giant e-commerce company and also the leader in cloud computing, is just few steps away from winning the contract that was initially set-up to be rewarded as the single-cloud provider.
But Microsoft and Oracle are fighting together hard to prevent this from happening. But this lobbying of these industries didn’t absolutely go in vain. Past this month legislation was passed by the House Budget Committee threatening to halt fund for the JEDI till a plan is being submitted to be used by multiple vendors, by the Pentagon. The contract award is scheduled in September, and its winning process has been extremely intense for months. This prize $10billion is a huge appeal and not just only about this specific contract. This win can crown Amazon as the king of cloud printing.
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