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Microsoft tries to stay out of Amazon’s JEDI appeal while continuing to improve Azure

“Microsoft has deftly counter punched by sticking to tightly-scripted comments and side-stepping an ugly dispute between AWS and the federal government” writes Senior Reporter for marketwatch.com. Microsoft is a distant No. 2 in cloud computing, but is actually playing from a position of strength.It enjoys an enormous installed base throughout federal, state, and local governments through its Windows operating system and productivity software.WORK, -1.65% See also: Microsoft Teams is making Slack investors nervous with its growth The filing is sprinkled with arguments that AWS considers its technology superior to Microsoft’s…

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Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract

“In a complaint filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Amazon said Trump launched “repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer” the Pentagon cloud contract called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, popularly known as JEDI, away from Amazon Web Services” writes Nandita Bose for reuters.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival Microsoft Corp. Source: reuters.com

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Amazon can blame Trump all it wants but Microsoft will still walk away with the $10 billion JEDI deal, analyst says

“Microsoft was selected on October 25 for the deal to move the Department of Defense’s sensitive data to the cloud” writes Ashley Stewart for businessinsider.com. Amazon Web Services was widely considered the frontrunner to win JEDI because of the company’s market-dominant position and high security clearance.Amazon in our opinion on the next $1 trillion of cloud spending expected to happen over the next decade,” Ives said. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amazon blames Trump for losing $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft

“Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith denied any “external influences” on the JEDI award decision and declined to comment on the specific claims made in Amazon’s lawsuit” writes Annie Palmer for cnbc.com. Amazon says President Donald Trump launched “behind-the-scenes attacks” against the company, which led to it losing out on a major contract for cloud services.Last month, Amazon confirmed it would protest the JEDI decision when it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Source: cnbc.com

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Why the Mayo Clinic chose Google as its cloud provider, according to their tech chief

“John Halamka, the former CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, to run its Mayo Clinic Platform, a portfolio of the health system’s digital health initiatives” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. For instance, Mayo stipulated that Google can’t have independent access to Mayo’s data, and Mayo data can’t be used by the company without the hospital’s consent.Already, some health systems have made the move to the cloud, turning to the tech giants for partnerships that extend beyond migrating data to the cloud.Ross said Mayo picked Google because of the…

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Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon

“Amazon had competed to provide cloud computing capabilities to the Pentagon” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself. Source: 95kqds.com

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Amazon’s AWS cloud business has reportedly come under scrutiny from the FTC as it looks into whether the company engaged in anti-competitive behavior

“The agency is said to have been talking to software companies about Amazon’s business practices, the report says” writes Lisa Eadicicco for businessinsider.com. Concerns over whether Amazon is engaging in anticompetitive business practices are continuing to grow as the Federal Trade Commission has reportedly begun looking into the company’s burgeoning cloud business.The FTC is reportedly broadening its examination into Amazon’s business as tech behemoths across the industry are coming under increased scrutiny over whether their respective business practices are harming competition.Amazon’s booming cloud business grew by 35% year-over-year to $9…

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Personal information from thousands of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers was accidentally left exposed — here’s how to check if you were affected

“Federal rules require companies to inform customers when their personal data is affected by an exposure” writes Aaron Holmes for businessinsider.com. Hundreds of thousands of cell subscribers’ personal information was accidentally left unprotected on a cloud server hosted by Amazon Web Services, according to a report from Fidus Information Security. Source: businessinsider.com

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AWS’s new partnership with network operators will help enable latency-sensitive 5G applications

“Developers can then build 5G edge applications using AWS Wavelength, an extension of the AWS portal” writes Hirsh Chitkara for businessinsider.com. Here’s what network operators and cloud service providers stand to gain in forging partnerships with each other:. Bringing cloud capabilities to the edge of networks is particularly important for enabling latency-sensitive 5G applications.AWS Wavelength, which is already live in select markets, allows enterprises to deploy AWS cloud service applications at the edge of a 5G network hosted by one of its telecom partners. Source: businessinsider.com

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U.S. regulators expanding Amazon probe to include cloud unit: Bloomberg

“The Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into Amazon.com Inc.’s AMZ, -0.19% market dominance has expanded into its cloud business, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. They said that the FTC has been talking to within software companies about Amazon Web Services, which some read as a signal that the agency’s probe has broadened. Source: marketwatch.com

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