Pentagon Awards Controversial $10 Billion Cloud Computing Deal To Microsoft

The US Government has officially awarded the JEDI that is a Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract worth $10 Billion to Microsoft which came out quite as a surprise as earlier Amazon was considered as the frontrunner in the race. The reason behind this is said to be the opposition of Donald Trump with Jeff Bezos’s company because as expected he is not going to hand a $10 Billion worth of contract to his competitor.

Franklin Turner who is an attorney with the law firm McCarter & English, said while talking about Donald Trump, “It’s crystal clear here that the President of the United States did not want this contract to be awarded to one of the competitors. As a result, it’s fairly likely that we will see a number of challenges that the procurement was not conducted on a level playing field.”

According to him, “Microsoft should expect a near-term war here. It’s a virtual guarantee that Amazon is going to pull out all the stops to check the government’s math on this one.”

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The loss of this $10 billion deal is a huge loss for the company and it is going to affect the whole empire of Amazon. As per Drew Herdner, the spokesperson from Amazon, “We’re surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing, and a detailed assessment purely on the comparative offerings clearly leads to a different conclusion.”

Last year the company said in a statement, “We believe the best approach is one that leverages the innovations of multiple cloud service providers.”