Microsoft strengthens Cloud security to pitch for $10 bn deal

Software major Microsoft said on Tuesday that its expanded Azure cloud service to help government clients save data on their own servers would be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019, as it battles with for a $10 billion Pentagon contract.
Microsoft Cloud for digital transformationMicrosoft and are left in the fray for the contract after Alphabet Inc’s Google dropped out on Monday, saying the company’s new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, Reuters reported.

Pentagon’s JEDI, or Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, cloud computing solution contract is part of the Department of Defense’s efforts to modernize its IT infrastructure.

The expanded Azure Government Secret cloud service will make Microsoft “a strong option for the JEDI contract,” said Julia White, corporate vice president of Microsoft Azure, adding that the company is capable of meeting the highest classification requirement for handling top secret US classified data”.

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