The US Department of Defense may continue to tender for a billions contract for cloud services to Amazon or Microsoft. Software company Oracle gets zero from the US judge in a case that the company filed against the US government.
According to Business Insider , it is not yet clear whether Oracle wants to appeal the case. The company protested about the tender procedure because of "inaccuracies" during the tender protest, which largely fell in favor of Amazon. The company also did not agree that the contract was being awarded to only one party.
This is the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, also known as JEDI. The winner of the contract, which would have a value of 10 billion dollars, can supply the cloud storage of Defense for up to ten years.
In addition to Oracle, Amazon and Microsoft, IBM and Google also expressed interest in the contract, but the US government announced earlier this year that it would only look at Amazon and Microsoft. Only those two companies would meet the minimum requirements of the US government.