PENTAGON ABANDONS AZURE CONTRACT

Earlier Microsoft Azure won a contract to provide cloud services to the Pentagon. Amazon immediately sued who felt that they were left out of the consideration. Now the Pentagon has cancelled the contract and now will do their own data center with multiple vendors. Trump did not like Bezos so the contract went to Azure. Now that Bezos has stepped down the Pentagon pulled the plug.

The JEDI, or Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, deal has become one of the most tangled contracts for the Department of Defense. In a press release Tuesday, the Pentagon said that “due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs.”

Microsoft has a lengthy post on their blog, The news is all over the newswires as well.