The Pentagon has awarded cloud computing contract worth $9 billion to Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Oracle. IBM did not receive the Cloud contract.
Pentagon said the cloud contracts, which run until 2028, will provide the Department of Defense with enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels.
The move comes months after the Pentagon had delayed its decision to award an enterprise-wide Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract earlier this year, Reuters news report said.
The deal puts the military more in line with private-sector companies, many of whom split up their cloud computing work among multiple vendors to avoid being locked in to any specific one.