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Pentagon Said that wednesday Amazon, Google, microsoft When Oracle won cloud computing contracts worth $9 billion by 2028.
The outcome of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) effort is to rely on multiple providers of remotely operated infrastructure technology rather than relying on a single company, a strategy driven by the Trump administration. Consistent with the efforts of the US Department of Defense.
“JWCC is a multi-award procurement consisting of four contracts with a shared cap of $9 billion,” a Pentagon spokesperson told CNBC in an email.
More and more businesses are looking to rely on multiple cloud providers. In some cases, they rely on one specialized feature and rely heavily on different front-end and back-end workloads.at other times they There will be a costHaving multiple clouds gives organizations confidence that they can withstand service disruptions due to outages.
The Pentagon was originally Award A legal battle ensued as Amazon, a top player in the cloud infrastructure market, challenged the Pentagon’s decision.Oracle challenged the Pentagon’s nomination likewise.
In 2020, the Department of Defense Watchdog conducted a review, control There was no evidence to conclude that the Trump administration interfered in the process of awarding contracts. announced Stick with Microsoft for the deal with JEDI.
Last year, the Pentagon changed its approach, bid request Offered by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle for your cloud needs. But the General Services Administration said at the time that only Amazon and Microsoft could meet the Pentagon’s requirements.
Wednesday’s results are a particular boon for Oracle, which analysts say isn’t seen among top-tier companies that offer cloud-based computing services.Generated by Oracle $900 million Cloud Infrastructure revenues for the quarter ended August 31 were $20.5 billion total In the third quarter, Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud subsidiary,
All four technology companies have indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, or IDIQ contracts. This means that the service can be provided for a specified period of time, indefinitely.
“The purpose of this agreement is to provide the Department of Defense with globally available cloud services across the enterprise, across all security domains and classification levels, from the strategic level to the tactical edge,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. increase.
Correction: A previous version of this article said each company had won contracts worth up to $9 billion, but this figure represents the four companies combined.
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