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The 10 Biggest Cloud Computing News Articles Of 2018

High-profile acquisitions, prominent executive moves, and efforts to win clients led many cloud providers to take the gloves off in their ongoing battle for market supremacy.

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2. JEDI Battles

The bidding process for a massive military contract to be awarded to a single cloud computing vendor sparked a seemingly endless series of complaints, recriminations and formal protests, drawing into the bitter dispute just about every name-brand IT company (except Google, which politely bowed out).

Oracle has been the most-vocal challenger to the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) RFP, going as far as suing the federal government while claiming inappropriate backroom deals with Amazon Web Services.

AWS is widely seen as the frontrunner for the winner-take-all, potentially $10 billion contract to modernize military infrastructure. But as the JEDI saga plays out, heavyweights like IBM, Microsoft and others are continuing to fight tooth-and-nail for a piece of the action.

 
 
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