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Could AWS Snatch JEDI Away from Microsoft Azure

March 18, 2020 / Kelly Teal
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Microsoft’s Azure division is chomping at the bit to start major work on the JEDI project, but now there may be another hitch in the timeline. Meanwhile, two channel-friendly companies dedicated to cloud management and governance are making news partners will want to know. Check out the news below. On the heels of news that a federal judge has seen fit to question the award of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project to Microsoft Azure, comes word that the Department of Defense may be rethinking its October decision.According to The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other outlets, the Pentagon is requesting 120 days from a federal court to “reconsider” some criteria. We are pleased that the DoD has acknowledged ‘substantial and legitimate’ issues that affected the JEDI award decision, and that corrective action is necessary,” an AWS spokesman told the Post in a statement. “We look forward to complete, fair, and eff...