Amazon to file lawsuit after losing $10 billion JEDI contract for Microsoft
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According to a spokesman of Amazon Web Services, Amazon had filed a lawsuit and an additional petition to the US Federal Court of Complaint. Amazon Web Services specializes in providing on-demand cloud platforms for individuals, companies and governments on a pay-as-you-use basis.
Meanwhile, Amazon said its lawsuit filing contained “proprietary information, trade secrets, and confidential financial information” that could seriously damage the competitiveness of each party.
On October 25, the US Department of Defense awarded Microsoft a military contract as part of a $ 10 billion investment project called Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI).
Per announcements, JEDI is a joint cloud data infrastructure project built by supporting enterprises of the US Department of Defense- to store and provide data and share information in a common system. This project is expected to play an important role in the modernization of the entire information technology system for the Pentagon in the future.
Previously, Microsoft and Amazon were the two corporations that surpassed IBM and Oracle to reach the final round of a bidding that the US media described as “cloud war”. There has been much information that the victory will belong to Amazon. However, in August, the Pentagon announced that it had temporarily not made a decision to award a 10 billion USD cloud computing contract to this corporation.