Global tech giants Oracle and Amazon have fired off early salvos in what is likely to become a protracted court battle over how the Pentagon should build advanced cloud-computing technology into its operations, the latest turn in a long-running dispute over the one of the biggest military IT procurements in years.
Long-standing cloud enemies to do battle in the courts.
AWS has intervened in Oracle’s lawsuit against the Pentagon’s plans to award a $10bn cloud contract to a single vendor.
Chaos has erupted at a conservative think tank after it was revealed that one of its new donors is Len Blavatnik, the Ukrainian-born billionaire who owns the Warner Music record label.
Security risks and concerns about excessive complexity were among the factors leading the Pentagon to choose a single-award contract for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, a Government Accountability Office ruling reveals.
Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and China’s best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said on Monday, debunking a public assumption the billionaire was politically unattached.
The Government Accountability Office has ruled against a bid protest filed by software giant Oracle, which had taken issue with a Defense Department decision to go to a single company for its $10 billion cloud-computing effort.
The Pentagon’s JEDI procurement continues to stir controversy.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has no plans to step down and leave the Trump administration following the midterm elections
Financial analysts as well as business and technology journalists were startled when, as part of its earnings announcement earlier this year, Oracle abruptly stopped sharing specific revenue numbers for its cloud business.
Difficult to see how Oracle can catch Microsoft, Amazon’s AWS and Google in the cloud, so where will growth come from?