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AWS Facing More Opposition For JEDI Cloud Contract
Amazon Web Services is reportedly facing opposition from a wider array of IT companies to its efforts to win a multi-billion-dollar cloud services contract from the Pentagon.
Oracle, IBM and Microsoft initially opposed awarding the contract to AWS earlier this year. The expanded coalition now includes SAP America, General Dynamics Corp.'s CSRA unit, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Red Hat and VMware.
While come of those companies are also believed to be competing for parts of the JEDI contract, others are not considered to be in competition for the contract and are reportedly opposed to awarding the entire contract to AWS or any single company.
The Pentagon has paused bidding on the contract, but is still expected to select a contractor -- or contractors -- in September.