Microsoft Wins Tender Challenge with Amazon
Microsoft and Amazon came across a $ 10 billion technology tender for the modernization of the Pentagon’s computer infrastructure. Microsoft won the tender which was the scene of a great struggle.
The winner of the $ 10 billion technology tender for the modernization of the computer infrastructure of the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) was announced.
Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s cloud infrastructure, known as the Defense Infrastructure Joint Initiative (JEDI), after a major struggle that lasted nearly two years.
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In a statement from the Pentagon, “Today, the Ministry of Defense has taken another important step in the implementation of our cloud strategy by handing out one of the general purpose cloud contracts to Microsoft.” was given.
Within the scope of the project, which will be completed in 10 years, all information of the Pentagon including the secret data of the ministry will be stored in Microsoft’s cloud system.
One of the companies that participated in the tender was IBM. In fact, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper did not participate in the bidding process because his son worked at IBM.