Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Military Cloud Computing Contract

Microsoft won the Department of Defense JEDI ten year cloud computing contract.

Amazon Web Services was believed to be the favorite to win the contract.

azon owns nearly half of the world’s public-cloud infrastructure market

Gardner reports the worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market -cloud computing/ grew 31.3% in 2018 reaching $32.4 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2017 with Amazon Web Services (AWS) once again being the top vendor, owning nearly half of the overall public-cloud infrastructure market (47.8%), leading by a wide margin Microsoft (15.5%), Alibaba (7.7%), Google (4%), and IBM (1.8%). Microsoft and Google have faster growth in 2019.

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program will replace the U.S. military’s poorly integrated, aged computer networks and clouds with a single cloud system that would encompass all networked assets, from soldiers on the ground to all of its combat aircraft and naval vessels.

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