Real Super Star - Satya Nadella says avoiding politics helped Microsoft win the Pentagon cloud contract

NVIDIA mex_w
Nov 1 22 Comments

https://www.techradar.com/amp/news/satya-nadella-says-avoiding-politics-helped-microsoft-win-the-pentagon-cloud-contract

For quite some time, Amazon was seen as the frontrunner for the $10bn, 10-year Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project. The company's chances appeared to be so good that Oracle went so far as to file a lawsuit arguing that the JEDI contract’s bidding process favors a single cloud vendor.

However, President Trump, who has publicly criticized Amazon as well as the company's CEO Jeff Bezos, got involved and ordered a review of the Pentagon's procurement process.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng SEAFreeze
    Ahh, so being a little wuss in the face of racism and racism helped Microsoft. Yikes. What a soft company, glad mine has principles
    Nov 1 7
    • Amazon alehop
      MS has fruitcake principles.
      Nov 1
    • Microsoft Bork13
      Please we all do
      Nov 1
    • Microsoft oehbf
      The only principle Amazon practices is Frugality
      Nov 1
    • New / Eng
      WscU36

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      If it's not for 'racism', you punk ass can work at Amzn? Because of your 'racism' math, science and engineering education, you don't end up on the street or become antifa
      Nov 1
    • Amazon / Eng SEAFreeze
      Okay boomer
      Nov 2
  • Microsoft DedCntr
    Tech companies should do what they do best- building technology. Not politics.
    Nov 1 3
    • It’s impossible to separate the two in 2019.

      I have major respect for Bezos for sticking up for his principles and going against the president of the USA and his legion of worshippers.
      Nov 1
    • Microsoft DedCntr
      Lool what principles? Heard about Seattle elections?
      Nov 2
    • No I haven’t, but regardless, fighting against the president in any circumstance is going to mean some sacrifice.
      Nov 2
  • Wells Fargo Bigilaee
    AWS>Azure everyone knows that (dot)
    Nov 1 1
  • Roku de Vil
    AWS is still king. If the US government was a tech company they would be going with AWS all the way.
    Nov 1 0
  • Microsoft bruiselee
    I think SEAFreeze is thinking of the Amazon Leadership Principles of making people jump off buildings.
    Nov 1 2
    • Amazon / Eng SEAFreeze
      Sorry we rejected you, trump supporter :( maybe if you worked harder
      Nov 1
    • Microsoft bruiselee
      Lol
      Nov 1
  • Can’t wait for major security breach on Azure, leaking top secret government data.

    I mean just logically, that will happen.

    But that’s okay, because Trump will blame Amazon and immigrants, and his supporters will believe him.
    Nov 1 1
    • Microsoft bruiselee
      That’s why everyone’s a w(h)inner in this deal
      Nov 2
  • Google / Eng
    Mr TK

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    Microsoft has constant breaches, but they never disclose them.
    Nov 2 0
  • Google NSFW4
    Cloud is a commodity. Shrug.
    Nov 1 0

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