Legal tactics to stop Amazon seem to have worked. After years of controversy and conspiracy, the Pentagon today canceled its JEDI cloud computing deal with Microsoft. p>
Microsoft received the deal in October 2019, but the work was halted because Amazon, another finalist, filed a legal challenge. Now, the Department of Defense has abandoned the entire project, saying it is outdated. "Pentagon spokesman Jedi Cloud said in a statement that it no longer meets those needs," the department said in a statement, citing evolving needs, increased cloud communications and industrial advances. p>
The deal, which was supposed to be worth $10 billion over 10 years, was a huge victory for Microsoft, whose cloud segment could have had a healthy increase in revenue and market share. Late last year, Microsoft Lapis Lazio captured 20 percent of the market. In place of JEDI, the Pentagon said it was seeking offers for a new contract, Warrior Shared Cloud Capability, from Microsoft and Amazon, and Oracle, IBM and Google also submitted JEDI offers, although Google withdrew the offer under pressure from employees. Research to see if other companies can compete, but insists that only Microsoft and Amazon are moving forward enough to meet their needs.Advertising
READ MORE Amazon: Trump Usage 'False Pressure' to Block AWS from the DOD Cloud Deal The new deal is a victory for Amazon, which launched its legal challenge a month after the Pentagon awarded JEDI, an acronym for Joint Defense Infrastructure. The company sued Microsoft in a lawsuit against former US President Donald Trump for allegedly opposing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Trump has reignited the fires of repeated criticism of the Amazon proposal. He told reporters in July 2019: “I got huge complaints about contracts with the Pentagon and Amazon. They said it wasn't a competitive offer. I ask them to look closely and see.” what happens? Very few cases of such complaints.
Trump's criticisms Regardless, JEDI was embroiled in the controversy almost from the start. The Pentagon launched a lawsuit insisting on using a vendor who had criticized Oracle and IBM even before the bids were approved. Republicans in Congress joined them, arguing that it Many winners should be elected.
Read more Amazon won a court ruling over the controversial JEDI deal Then in August 2019, a few weeks before the deal was awarded, Defense Secretary Mark Speer defended Microsoft as he announced Winner of an independent ad review a few weeks later.Amazon cried, claiming that the delay was further evidence that Trump unfairly affected the outcome of the bidding process.
In February 2020, Amazon stopped working with JEDI with a legal order, and the company continued to Pursue her case. The stables tactic appears to have worked. Although Amazon won't have the opportunity to use the entire leg, if given a JEDI deal, it will likely get a significant portion of the new JWCC contract.
Pentagon kills $10 billion JEDI cloud deal, says technology is outdated now
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