Netease Technologies News, April 11, according to U.S. media reports, the Pentagon said Amazon and Microsoft entered the final contest for the U.S. Department of Defenses $10 billion cloud service contract. This statement excludes Oracle and IBM from the bidding.
Elissa Smith, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Defense, said that only Amazon and Microsoft met the minimum requirements of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud project. Amazon and Microsoft have long been considered the leading bidders, partly because the two companies passed higher levels of government security reviews.
Representatives of Oracle, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM declined to comment.
Initially, the Pentagon said it would elect the winner this month, but because of delays in a series of investigations and litigation, Smith said the contract would not be signed until mid-July at the earliest. The JEDI project of the U.S. Department of Defense will be used as the main data repository for all U.S. military services worldwide. (Muxiulin)
Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541