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Pentagon awards $10B ’war cloud’ deal to Microsoft

Pentagon awards $10B ’war cloud’ deal to Microsoft

Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, beating Amazon. The joint enterprise defence infrastructure cloud (Jedi) contract is part of a broader digital modernization of the Pentagon.

Katse Kubeb
Katse Kubeb 1 year

Execute order 66 ....

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 1 year

In the UK we have a JEDI unit. It stands for Joint Equality Diversity and Inclusion. I shit thee not.

Barry 1 year

we're doomed. Microsoft can't release one update that doesn't have issues. this is going to be the beginning of skynet

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 1 year

the JEDI contact? does anyone else see an impending Disney lawsuit here? lol

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 1 year

this is huge

porcus 1 year

Pretty big deal using Cloud infrastructure for defense. Microsoft will make a huge amount of money with this, big loss for Amazon. Wonder if this will bring AI uses closer to the military?

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

Time to 'Learn to Code'

skrappjaw 1 year

Amazon having competition is good. And loosing to it once in a while is better. If they don't look inward to improve, they've already fallen behind. Blaming a possible Trump interference is sad and weak.

Billy 1 year

I wonder if the contract covers private use servers. Will officials have to cover the expense out of pocket, or can they use tax dollars to email sensitive documents from home?

porcus 1 year

There is an absolute crap-ton of links for this story! wow.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 1 year

Ha ha!

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

ROFLMAO! War cloud. Sad.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

From 8" floppies to "the cloud" in one move. What could go wrong?

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