Amazon's position as cloud leader and Bezos' title as richest man could be threatened by Microsoft's JEDI contract
Amazon is considering its options for how to move forward following the decision to award a massive government contract to its competitor, Microsoft, according to a source familiar with the situation. One analyst said he “fully expects” Amazon to try to fight the decision in court.
Microsoft has emerged victorious in a dramatic competition for public cloud resources for the U.S. Defense Department, beating out market leader Amazon Web Services, the Pentagon said on Friday. The contract could be worth as much as $10 billion over a decade, according to a statement.
The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract , snubbing early front-runner Amazon, whose competitive bid drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals.
Amazon said on Thursday that revenue in its cloud division increased 35% in the third quarter, slower than analysts had expected and the lowest growth rate in more than five years.
There is a perception among enterprise IT cloud storage users that, while cloud storage generally costs more than on-premises data center storage, the premium is worth the cost in terms of agility gained and on-premises staff responsibilities avoided. Therefore, it is not surprising that they plan to increase spending on cloud storage by at least 20% over the next two years.
Microsoft reported Wednesday that quarterly profits rose on the back of its thriving cloud computing business which has become a core focus for the US technology giant.
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Google is just a month away from joining the cloud-gaming market. The tech giant on Tuesday announced at its Made by Google event in New York City on Tuesday that its Stadia video gaming service will debut on November 19.
At the CEATAC event in Japan, Microsoft announced new additions to its Windows and SQL Server family of products to support IoT and Edge Computing use cases. The new portfolio helps Microsoft in realizing its vision of Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.
A fairly typical, frustrating experience led entrepreneur John Buni to found CleanCloud, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) business.
Google has hired SAP executive Brigette McInnis-Day to lead Google Cloud’s human resources division as it scales aggressively.
93% of enterprises are securing remote locations with a centralized approach that rarely scales to secure every endpoint and identity of remote branch locations, leaving an enterprise more vulnerable to a breach.
Oracle plans to hire nearly 2,000 additional workers as part of an aggressive plan to roll out its cloud computing services to more locations around the world, its cloud chief told Reuters on Monday.
When Amazon starts an initiative to re-train 100,000 people across their organization, you should be paying attention. This isn’t some sort of PR display by Amazon, either.
Oracle added 12 new data center regions offering its Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure during the past year—and the company plans to increase the pace.