Ready for JEDI 2.0? Microsoft and Amazon are fighting again over a government deal – this time, code named WildandStormy. It’s another ten billion dollar cloud contract, this time around processing and analytics for the National Security Agency.
NextGov is highlights analysis by Bloomberg Government, in that Amazon is the cloud provider to beat and Microsoft is still playing catch-up.
Why do we care?
When you get to a certain size, there in order to maintain growth a company has to be entering into bigger and bigger markets, and for Amazon and Microsoft, federal government work is one of those big industries. (Healthcare is another example).
So we care to watch which industries the public cloud providers are expanding into. The drama doesn’t hurt, for sure, but there’s actual reasons to watch this space.