Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion Cloud Contract

Microsoft and Amazon AWS, were the two finalists for the the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure contract.

Recently, the US government awarded the much-anticipated $10 billion Cloud contract for Pentagon to Microsoft.
 
The contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure - JEDI, will offer enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to support Department of Defence business and mission operations. Reported verge.
 
Well, Microsoft and Amazon AWS, were the two finalists for the contract, which aims to bring the entire military under the envelope of a single Cloud provider, while IBM and Oracle were both eliminated for the bidding back in April.
 
 
"Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling value of $10,000,000,000 over a period of 10 years, if all options are exercised,
said the Department of Defence, US.
 
The project will span up to October 2029. It's an important contract for Microsoft as the company battles Amazon for cloud dominance
 
In the last two years, Pentagon has granted more than $11 billion across 10 separate cloud contracts.