FTC is examining AWS for competition issues
Amazon Web Services has the highest market share, even surpassing Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. The FTC is looking into if Amazon is favoring the companies it is working with and punishing those working with its competitors.
Why is the US Federal Trade Commission examining AWS?
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Microsoft protests awarding $10B NSA cloud contract to AWS
After going back and forth for years over the $10 billion decade-long JEDI cloud contract, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services eventually hit a wall when the former lost the deal it had initially won. There is another $10-billion cloud contract in the crosshairs.
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The Pentagon scraps $10B JEDI cloud contract for new initiative
The US Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that it is canning the controversial JEDI contract that was meant to fund a cloud computing effort. The $10 billion contract will be replaced by a new procurement program that could see more than one provider contracted.
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AWS acquires Wickr for its encrypted messaging service
Amazon Web Services is making its foray into the encrypted messaging industry. The company has announced the acquisition of the secure communications service Wickr. The messaging app has positioned itself as the go-to service for government, military groups, and enterprises.
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‘White House did not affect awarding of JEDI contract to Microsoft’
The award of a lucrative contract to Microsoft (bypassing Amazon Web Services) did not happen after White House interference, according to the watchdog of the U.S. Department of Defense. This is evidenced by a recently published report by the internal watchdog of defense.
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AWS wants total revision of JEDI contract
Amazon Web Services was proved right by the U.S. court at the beginning of this year, when it requested a temporary halt to work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract (JEDI) by Microsoft. Now it demands a complete revision of the tender that was issued by the U.S. government.
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Pentagon pauses controversial JEDI cloud contract
The Pentagon has announced that it is pausing the controversial $10 billion cloud contract. Defence Minister Mark Esper says he wants to further investigate the so-called JEDI contract following complaints from US President Trump about the award process of the contract.
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President Trump out of concerns about JEDI contract Pentagon
US President Donald Trump has expressed concern about the Pentagon's JEDI contract. That's what two insiders say about Bloomberg. The president has demanded more information to determine whether he should intervene or not.
The JEDI contract is a contract that the Pentagon awards to a single cloud pr... Read more