Friday, October 25th 2019

Microsoft Bags DOD's $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract Edging Out Amazon

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) Friday awarded a USD $10 billion contract to Microsoft to build the JEDI Cloud (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure), a massive piece of connected IT infrastructure that seeks greater electronic integration within the U.S. Military, and prepare it for emerging forms of warfare. According to the New York Times, Amazon was the front-runner for the contract, having executed similar infrastructure contracts for the CIA. The NYT comments that President Donald Trump's spat with The Washington Post, a paper owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, could have affected Amazon's bid. Some of the biggest American cloud companies participated in the bidding, which include Amazon AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Oracle.
Source: The New York Times
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22 Comments on Microsoft Bags DOD's $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract Edging Out Amazon

#1
lynx29
Glad to see this, not a huge fan of any of those companies, but I would prefer Microsoft over Amazon anyway when it comes to important IT stuff.
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windwhirl
I'm honestly curious about whether that acronym was intentional or an accident.
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#3
Camm
Being honest, Amazon is losing these contracts because AWS has become an absolute mess both in terms of product stack and billing. Microsoft continues to take a considered approach to its product stack, and whilst billing could be better, its still much easier to understand than Amazons clusterfuck.

On top of that, whilst most of your workload might be unix based, Amazon's penalty for running Microsoft workloads in AWS is frankly ridiculous, where as Microsoft doesn't do this bullshit.
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#4
mx500torid
I Dont understand why the NYT comment has anything to do with this article. Trump is not the only one who has problems with the liberal supposedly news. I am sure that Trump doesnt have the final say on these contracts . Seems to me that if Amazon already has a huge contract why not give Microsoft a chance too.
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btarunr
JEDI Cloud
OT but I am surpsised Disney does not sue the shit out of them for that naming.
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
I prefer Microsoft doing these things than a multi-billion online store of a company where the founder enriches himself without lifting a finger.
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#7
Crowley
windwhirl
I'm honestly curious about whether that acronym was intentional or an accident.
Because it is a great acronym, I am going to say both :)
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#8
_Flare
One step further to Skynet. :wtf:
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
As the article states, AWS already has large government contracts. It is best to spread the love.
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#10
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
R-T-B
OT but I am surpsised Disney does not sue the shit out of them for that naming.
I’m going to guess because it is an acronym, Disney knows they would lose.
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#11
GreiverBlade
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OT but I am surpsised Disney does not sue the shit out of them for that naming.
to what the lawyers of the defending party will answer *doing a handpass in front of the accusation party* "this is not the cloud naming you want to sue..."
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#12
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
MS """ we can Bring you Global Tementary to the Project"" ( and also a little bit of a Botnet :))

Cheeto "Your Hired "
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#13
hat
Enthusiast
Great, so Microsoft is in charge of this thing. Let's hope it doesn't randomly restart during a critical time so they can push a crappy update that will break half the system...
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#14
Steevo
mx500torid
I Dont understand why the NYT comment has anything to do with this article. Trump is not the only one who has problems with the liberal supposedly news. I am sure that Trump doesnt have the final say on these contracts . Seems to me that if Amazon already has a huge contract why not give Microsoft a chance too.
They are after the Trump bump, any news of Trump to offset their liberal bias and claim other option pieces are news
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#15
timta2
mx500torid
I Dont understand why the NYT comment has anything to do with this article. Trump is not the only one who has problems with the liberal supposedly news. I am sure that Trump doesnt have the final say on these contracts . Seems to me that if Amazon already has a huge contract why not give Microsoft a chance too.
You haven't noticed that Trump has been throwing his corruption around, in so many different areas, and has been using his political power for his own personal agenda?
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#16
candle_86
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OT but I am surpsised Disney does not sue the shit out of them for that naming.
They can't the government is immune from a trademark or copyright lawsuit via sovereign immunity, you'd have to prove damaged caused by willful neglagence first.
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candle_86
They can't the government is immune from a trademark or copyright lawsuit via sovereign immunity, you'd have to prove damaged caused by willful neglagence first.
I'm well aware. It's still Disney. They'd serve a toaster with papers if they thought it was somehow infringing on a trademark...
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#18
JaymondoGB
Anything against Amazon is good by me. They have almost destroyed British Retail.
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#19
Crowley
JaymondoGB
Anything against Amazon is good by me. They have almost destroyed British Retail.
They have done the same just about everywhere :(
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#20
kapone32
JaymondoGB
Anything against Amazon is good by me. They have almost destroyed British Retail.
In Canada it is what what left off after Walmart.
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kapone32
In Canada it is what what left off after Walmart.
Same in US. Walmart mortally wounded retail, Amazon danced on the dying corpse.

Honestly though, if it wasn't amazon it would be someone else. I don't know about you but I found retail inconvienient, and would honestly loathe it's return to dominance.
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kapone32
R-T-B
Same in US. Walmart mortally wounded retail, Amazon danced on the dying corpse.

Honestly though, if it wasn't amazon it would be someone else. I don't know about you but I found retail inconvienient, and would honestly loathe it's return to dominance.
Well I do enjoy Amazon (It is the realization from the back of comic books) but there should be room in the North American economy for both to exist. Too bad there are not enough well paying jobs to produce the dispensable income needed to support both. On a serious note even when the box stores like Tiger Direct, NCIX and Canada Computers were thriving I would still order things on Amazon or Newegg due to availability or new tech.
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